Taylor GS5 Series Grand Symphony Cedar/Mahogany Acoustic-Electric


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2006 Taylor GS5 Series Acoustic-Electric!
Grand Symphony Cedar/Mahogany! Made In USA!
This is really cool. You are looking at a 2006 Taylor GS5 Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Designed by Bob Taylor, this is a very high end Model that was owned by a Taylor Artist / Pro Level Player. The GS Series stands for "Grand Symphony" As the use of the name Grand indicates, the Grand Symphony Series was inspired by Taylor’s popular Grand Auditorium guitar. But the resemblance is only passing. While the upper bout on both guitars is nearly the same width, a higher, wider waist changes the length of the bouts on the GS Series. The upper bout becomes shorter and the lower bout becomes longer. The lower bout on the GS design is also distinctly wider than the Auditorium. To my eye, it is the perfect hybrid between the jumbo, dreadnought, and concert guitar shapes.
From The Web:
The GS5 has a 25-1/2" scale, mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard has abalone microdot fret markers and 20 medium-jumbo frets. The bridge is made with ebony as well, and the headstock faceplate overlay is rosewood. All the binding—body, neck, headstock—is ivoroid and the soundhole rosette is abalone. Each piece is applied with the fit and finish you expect from a Taylor. A high-gloss finish completes the vibe. The look is understated, putting the focus where it belongs: on the sound and playability. Tonal results

So does that perfect blend of dimensions and wood result in the perfect tone? The GS5 displayed crystal clarity and a balanced sonic temperament: tight, defined bass; open, refined midrange; and smooth, sweet treble. The GS5 displayed remarkable expressiveness. Soft, sustained notes hung in the air with emphasis, and loud notes shot out with authority. The GS guitars are easily much louder than any other Taylor I’ve played—possibly twice as loud as the Grand Auditorium. Most of that comes from that big lower bout. It’s an easy equation: more soundboard equals more air movement equals more sound.

But as Bob Taylor himself will tell you; tone is a subjective thing. The GS5 cedar models had sumptuously warm and inviting midrange that lent personality and a certain fluidity to finger picking.


Grand Symphony Shared Features:

  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Ebony bridge
  • Abalone rosette and dots
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Gold-plated Taylor tuners
  • Scalloped X bracing
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 16-1/4" body width
  • 20" body length
  • 4-5/8" body depth
GS 5 Mahogany Cedar:
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Solid tropical American mahogany back and sides 


Equipped with Taylor Expression System (Factory Electronics).



Our luthier did a complete setup. Brand new strings were installed. Gig ready on Arrival!
Nut Width: 1.75"
Complete Package with Taylor Faux Alligator Hard Shell Case Included!
Due to CITES Treaty for Endangered Wood (Mahogany, Rosewood) We no longer ship out of the USA. 
Cosmetics: Excellent Condition. The only issue is that there are some strumming scratches around the sound hole. About 6 scratches about 2 to 4 inches in length. The Back is very clean. Neck, Headstock and Fretboard in great shape. It is used. Not perfect. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.

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Product Specs

Condition: Excellent (Used)
Brand: Taylor
Model: GS5
Finish: Natural
Categories: OM and Auditorium
Year: 2006
Made In: United States