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GTe Urban Ash

An exciting new entry into the world of acoustic-electric guitars, the GTe Urban Ash debuts a new body shape that’s sure to inspire players of all skill levels with its compact frame, accommodating feel, and robust acoustic voice. The GT (Grand Theater) features a scaled-down body that echoes the jumbo curves of our Grand Orchestra shape, with its dimensions reduced to create a remarkably approachable feel. The innovation extends to the GT’s interior architecture, built on a new asymmetrical bracing design called C-Class bracing. This new sonic structure brings the tonal benefits of V-Class bracing to the smaller GT body shape, producing more volume and longer sustain while also bolstering the GT’s bass response to surprising levels of low-end power from a smaller guitar. This model takes its name from the solid Urban Ash that composes its back and sides, which serve up a rich, shimmering midrange accented by pristine highs. Visually, the GT is appointed with modest details such as a three-ring koa rosette and Pinnacle inlays in Italian acrylic, preserving its accessible price point and clean aesthetic. A super-thin, water-based matte finish, paired with an Urban Sienna stain for the back and sides, reflects a dusky, alluring visual character, preserving the wood’s visual texture and allowing the player to feel the grain through the finish. Onboard ES2 electronics provide quick plug-and-play functionality when you need amplified sound. This model includes a sturdy, lightweight AeroCase™ for easy, safe transport.

Reviews

Editor's Pick
A big presence that belies its small size...adds on a sweet-sounding electronics package. It’s a natural for trips, but it’s just as worthy as a studio and/or performance instrument thanks to its rich tone and full-bodied soundstage.
From first glance, this guitar has a very organic build approach, with attention focused on wood grain and a grassroots aesthetic.
It is a groundbreaking guitar that’s created from sustainably sourced urban wood that was harvested from end-of-life trees from parks and roadways in California. The GT Urban Ash has a compact body that was designed to create a strong, resonant sound.
Taylor’s new GT Urban Ash breaks a lot of ground for one guitar.
"It’s best to consider Taylor’s GTe as an overachiever compared to other smaller-body and parlor acoustics because it stands to compete more closely with full-sized instruments but with all the inviting playability of a compact, short-scale acoustic."
"The GTe imparts a thumping bass without the boom and bears a brightly crisp top end that projects an impressive able-bodied voice that puts it sonically closer to Taylor’s very own Grand Auditorium and Grand Pacific models."
"With its comfortably compact size and buttery playability, the Taylor GTe Urban Ash plainly begs to be your “get-up-and-go” guitar for a variety of performances."

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Taylor GT

Shapes

Compact yet gifted with a bold voice, the GT’s scaled-down frame offers surprising tonal power and texture.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Urban Ash

Body Woods

Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

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