Taylor GS4e 2007 Fall Limited Edition

GS4e

My trip down Taylor Memory Lane continues with a spotlight on the next blackwood issue. Following the introduction of Tasmanian blackwood into the Taylor Guitars limited production in 2004 the next appearance was in 2007 with the GS4e Fall Limited Edition.

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In contrast to the abundant 2004 range of Fall Limited Edition models, only five (5) Fall limited release models were issued in 2007, with the GS4e being the only blackwood model (Wood & Steel Vol. 53, p. 16).

Production of the GS4e was only 400 units.

The Grand Symphony (GS) model was introduced by Taylor in 2006, designed to fit between the GA (Grand Auditorium) and the Jumbo. The Jumbo itself was replaced by the GO (Grand Orchestra) in 2013.

The GS4e was a plain basic GS model with a RRP of $US2,198. The specifications are:

Model GS4e 2007 Fall Limited
Type/Shape  Grand Symphony
Back & Sides  Tasmanian blackwood
Top  Sitka spruce
Soundhole Rosette  Plastic
Neck  American tropical mahogany
Fretboard  Ebony
Fretboard Inlay  4mm mother of pearl dots
Headstock Overlay  Indian rosewood
Binding  Cream
Bridge  Ebony
Nut & Saddle  Tusq
Tuning Machines  Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
Electronics Taylor Expression System (ES)
Strings  Elixir Medium Gauge Strings
Scale Length  25-1/2″
Truss Rod  standard Taylor truss rod
Neck Width at Nut  1-3/4″
Number of Frets 20
Fretboard Radius  15″
Bracing  forward-shifted scalloped x-bracing
Finish  Satin with Gloss Top
Body Dimensions  19-7/8″L x 11-1/4″W (upper bout) 9-5/8″W (waist) 16-1/8″W (lower bout) x 4-5/8″D
Overall Length  41″

For the next 4 consecutive years from 2007 to 2010 Taylor included Tasmanian blackwood in their Limited Release issues with a total of 9 models. My next spotlight will feature the enigmatic 2008 Spring Limited Edition models.

Previous Taylor spotlights:

2004 Fall Limited Editions – when Taylor Guitars first introduced Tasmanian blackwood

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