Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes
Taylor offers five full-size guitar body shapes. Each body’s unique dimensions help define its fundamental voice to give it a distinctive tonal personality. Typically, a smaller body will yield a more controlled voice with more upper-end chime, while a bigger body will produce a louder voice with more low-end depth. Most body styles are available either with or without a cutaway.
GT Acoustic Guitar Body
Taylor’s most compact body shape serves up bold tone in a package that’s easy to transport and comfortable to play.
Popular Models: GTe Urban Ash, GT 811e, GT K21e
Grand Concert Guitar Body
Larger than the reduced-scale GT but smaller than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Concert is Taylor’s most intimate full-scale guitar body shape, perfect for fingerstyle and strumming alike.
Popular Models: Academy 12e, 562ce, Builder’s Edition 912ce WHB
Grand Auditorium Guitar Body
The quintessential Taylor body shape is the Grand Auditorium, a versatile Swiss Army knife of a guitar with comfortable contours and a vibrant, balanced tonal response across the frequency spectrum.
Popular Models: 814ce, Builder’s Edition 324ce, 214ce DLX
Grand Pacific Guitar Body
A round-shoulder version of the dreadnought, the Grand Pacific produces warm, balanced tone with plenty of low-end power and clarity.
Popular Models: Builder’s Edition 717, Builder’s Edition 517, 317
Grand Symphony Guitar Body
Newly upgraded with a soundport cutaway and V-Class bracing, the revoiced Grand Symphony produces full-spectrum clarity and immersive, high-fidelity tone.
Popular Models: Builder’s Edition 816ce, K26ce
Dreadnought Guitar Body
A traditional shape. Its powerful lows and snappy mids are great for flatpicking and strumming.
Popular Models: 110e