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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

Grand Orchestra Guitar Body

Our largest and most powerful body shape now features revoicing touches and V-Class bracing.

Popular Models: 618e, 818e

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