Taylor Acoustic Guitars: GS5 Grand Symphony
by Guitar Guru
”Introducing Your New Best Friend”
Chances are that the Taylor GS5 Mahogany/Cedar Top Guitar is going to become your new best friend, so you may as well get to know her!
The solid Western red cedar top
of the Taylor GS5 is combined with a solid American mahogany back and sides
give this number a rounded, woody tone that is perfect for fingerstyle play and lends itself particularly well to vocal accompaniment.
While there are other guitars that are more outstanding, visually, the GS5 has a unique tone that can be attributed to a combination of its woods as well as its shape. The GS5 has a higher, wider waist that gives it a rich, almost piano-like sound, especially in the bass notes. And its volume is truly amazing, with enough punch to carry you through most any circumstance.
Unfortunately, the GS5 tends to lose its rounded tone when subjected to pick style play or hard strumming. But if you are a fingerstyle player or soft strummer this may very well be the guitar for you, especially when you consider the quality you get for the price.
At $2,249 (including a hardshell case), the Taylor GS5 is a hard act to follow. Not surprising since Taylor makes some of the best acoustic guitars on the market, and the GS5 lives up to the Taylor name.The Taylor GS5 Grand Symphony is no longer available. Consider the Taylor GS6.
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