Compared to the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightly wider waist area, and the bigger sound board (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.
loves to showcase custom configurations that highlight tone woods and aesthetic elements not offered through its standard product line. So every year, makes available a number of one-off beauties at the annual NAMM show in Anaheim, California. This hand-selected custom instrument is such an example.
A truly unique voice, the Baritone 8-String complements the lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness without too much 12-string jangle. The result is a guitar with incredible tonal range, perfect for walking bass lines and rich melodies. This custom Baritone-8 relies on a GS body and is tuned to B with a longer 27-inch scale length, which maintains normal string tension. It's a powerful creative tool that will inspire players to explore timbres and tones that only an extended-scale guitar can deliver.
's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in ’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is ’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustic or plugged in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with ’s custom-designed, professional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your guitar. The Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Body type:Grand Symphony
Top wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides:FiguredMaple
Bracing pattern:Adirondack CV bracing with relief rout
Neck shape:Standard Profile
Nut width:1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
Scale length:24.87 in.
Number of frets:20
Headstock overlay:Genuine African Ebony
Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut:Bone
Number of strings:6-string
Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
A magnificent voice to add to your acoustic guitar palette. order soon.
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