Taylor Custom TF #11223, Tasmanian Blackwood
|Body||Grand Concert 12-Fret|
|Scale Length||24-7/8" (short scale)|
|Bracing||Sitka Performance Bracing|
|Electronics||Expression System 2|
|Finish||Satin, Charcoal Black|
This custom made Taylor guitar combines a unique set of features that are striking in appearance, amazing in tone and very pleasing in the hands. A Twelve fret body and short scale make the guitar and easy and responsive player. The dark satin finished Tasmanian blackwood with all abalone inlays make a distinctive aesthetic statement. This guitar is featured on the back cover of Taylor's magazine, Wood and Steel (Vol 94)
Twelve fret guitars, where the body joins the neck at the twelfth fret, rather that the more common fourteenth, have a distinctive character, due to the fact that the bridge, sound hole and bracing are all in a different relationship. These guitars tend to have good endowments of warmth and sustain.
Short scale guitars, those under 25.5", have been popular with our customers lately, partly because they are easier on the hands (there is less string tension and the frets are slightly close together). Short scale guitars tend to have a rich tone are well suited to fingerstyle playing or those with a light touch.
Blackwood is a relative of koa and has a similar tone profile. In this guitar, it produces a sound with great power and clarity, it sounds very clear and articulate with fingerstyle playing.