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Soundport Cutaway

Soundport Cutaway

The soundport cutaway was designed by Taylor master builder Andy Powers for our Grand Symphony guitars (models ending in a “6”). Made to blend the fingerboard accessibility provided by traditional cutaway styles with a design that would also improve a guitar’s acoustic response, the soundport cutaway leaves the back of the guitar intact while carving out enough space for the player’s fretting hand to reach all parts of the fretboard. The second soundhole introduces a new dimension to the Grand Symphony’s powerful, rich sound. Placed at a 45-degree angle to the top (and the main soundhole), the soundport coaxes a wide-angle surround-sound effect out of these guitars, resonating to fill any space with warm, sparkling acoustic tone. Aesthetically, the soundport cutaway mirrors the look of the traditional Florentine “horn” when viewed from the front.