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Taylor Custom 12-Fret AA Koa Grand Auditorium w/ Bloodwood Binding

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Though the wood in these images is the wood we selected, we cannot guarantee which pieces were used for each guitar. We will upload official pictures of the guitars when they arrive.

  • Hand Selected, All Solid AA Grade Hawaiian Koa Top, Back and Sides
  • Bloodwood Binding
  • 12-Fret Model
  • Shaded Edgeburst Finish
  • Satin Neck
  • Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners


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Sound Affects celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and to commemorate this milestone, we flew out to California for a tour of the Taylor factory. Whilst there we specified and ordered three breathtaking custom shop guitars to bring back to the UK, and they are arriving in store within the following weeks. We believe that these guitars represent some of the finest features that Taylor offers in their custom models.

Body Wood

This custom shop Taylor features some incredible details, all decided personally at the factory. The 12-fret neck length is on a shorter scale of 24-7/8" and the neck joins the body at the 12th fret. Normally paired with a concert-sized body, the 12 fret is more comfortable to play, with a slinkier neck, and more punch due to the shifted bridge position. By matching this with a grand auditorium shape, you get more presence in the low frequencies thanks to the bigger body.

The body has a solid AA Grade Koa Top with matching back and sides. These woods were hand selected by us. Koa is a dense tonewood that starts out its life sounding bright and airy, but as it begins to age and mature, warm mid-range overtones become more and more apparent. These tonal characteristics bloom quickly in comparison to other tonewoods, and quicker still the more it is played.


We opted for the much-recognised Venetian cutaway shape which is both contemporary and practical for reaching beyond the 12th fret. Being a custom shop order, we wanted to add some flair to the body design, and so we included Taylor's signature twisted oval inlays and stunning bloodwood binding – features that match perfectly to the shaded edge burst finish. The shorter neck has a satin finish for optimum comfort.

This guitar is a one-of-a-kind design, specified by us with hand-selected materials, and was a fantastic experience to undertake - We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than this!




Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium W/ Venetian Cutaway

Back & Sides: AA Hawaiian Koa

Top: AA Hawaiian Koa

Soundhole: Bound, Abalone Single Ring Rosette

Armrest Binding: Ebony

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Italian Acrylic, Twisted Ovals

Headstock Overlay: Hawaiian Koa

Binding: Blood Wood

Bridge: Ebony

Nut & Saddle: Bone Nut, Micarta Saddle

Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510 Chrome

Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating

Scale Length: 25 1/2 Inches

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches

Number of Frets: 20

Fretboard Radius: 15 Inches

Bracing: Performance

Finish: Gloss

Colour: Shaded Edgeburst

Cutaway: Venetian

Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2

Body Width: 16 Inches

Body Depth: 4 5/8 Inches

Body Length: 20 Inches

Overall Length: Short Scale - 24-7/8"

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell




Sound Affects is proud to be a Taylor Dealer and stocks a wide range of Taylor Acoustic Guitars, Accessories and Apparel at our store in Ormskirk UK. For more information on Taylor Guitars, please visit the Taylor website. 

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

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