I haven’t done a guitar feature for ages so here we have the latest from Taylor Guitars featuring farm-grown Tasmanian blackwood courtesy of Tasmanian Tonewoods.
I wonder who were the lucky Tasmanian farmers who grew this premium product?
This is a limited edition Grand Orchestra 12 string model in the 300 series.
This guitar was introduced at the 2018 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California.
It’s so new it isn’t even featured on Taylor’s website yet.
In 2016 Taylor Guitars introduced Tasmanian blackwood into their regular production in the 300 series, becoming the first major guitar company to do so. The 300 series is the entry level series featuring all solid wood bodies.
To date the 300 series has not included an Orchestra Model in the line up. I guess this is Taylor testing the market to see if there is demand for a large body 12 string model in this price range. Currently 12 string Orchestra Models are only available in the 400 and 800 series.
Here’s a great review of the guitar from Alamo Music:
If you are after a big guitar with a BIG sound this is your axe!
PS. I do like that shaded edge-burst on the blackwood back and sides. Good one Mr Taylor!