R.Taylor guitars were very special, handmade guitars and unfortunately, are no longer being made. I keep my eyes out for clean examples, like the beautiful guitar offered here.
This is a Style 2 model, a 15", Grand Concert sized guitar built in 2008. The Style 2 is a short scale (24-7/8"), 14-fret model with a 15" wide lower bout and a depth of 4-3/16". It has a 65' radius Engleman Spruce top with light, forward shifted top bracing and solid Ebony edge kerfing for a freely vibrating sound board. The back and sides are made from a gorgeous set of premium Grenadillo. Grenadillo is also known as Granadillo, or Amazon Rosewood. Although it is not actually from the Rosewood family, it is a very dense and very hard tonewood with a straight closed grain structure making it a good alternative to Rosewood or Cocobolo with it's bright and responsive tone characteristics.
Cosmetic touches on this guitar include an Ebony and multi-color Abalone rosette; a combination of Ebony and Rosewood for the binding, purfling, backstrip, heelcap and wedge. The guitar has a 24-7/8" string scale, 14-fret, tropical Mahogany neck with R. Taylor's standard low profile carve and an Ebony fretboard with 15" radius, 1-3/4" bone nut and MOP side dots. It is equipped with an Ebony belly bridge with bone saddle and 2-3/16" string spacing. Further, it has an Ebony headstock overlay, Rosewood for the truss rod cover; and fabulous Vintage Bronze Gotoh 510 tuners with 1:21 ratios.
The Style 2 was designed primarily for fingerstyle players, but it's Grand Concert size gives it an excellent output for flat picking. Please check ot the brief sound sample provided - this guitar sounds fabulous! It plays easily with it's low profile neck and great setup, with 12th fret string heights of 6/64" on the high E side and 4/64" on the high E side.
This gorgeous instrument is in near mint condition with virtually no flaws of any significance. It appears to have never seen a flat pick and the frets show no observable wear. It comes in it's original Ameritage case with R.Taylor embroidered logo, also in near mint condition.
Like the other R. Taylor Style 2 that I have in stock (2008 #039 Engleman and Cocobolo), this is a very high quality and elegant instrument that is sure to please. Make this beautiful guitar yours today. It is sure to give you years of playing enjoyment!
Style 2 Engleman / Grenadillo
Condition: Near Mint
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