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Taylor is renowned for crafting beautiful, world-class acoustic guitars, with a range of models from the entry-level Academy Series up to the high-end models of the 800 and 900 series.

Following the introduction of the Taylor GT in October 2020, the GT series has expanded to include two premium-edition models to join the flagship 800 series - the GT811 and GT811e.

The GT811e has a scaled-down Grand Orchestra frame that’s smaller than a classic Grand Concert, but bigger than a GS Mini with a 24 ⅛ inch scale, making it an ideal size for all players to play on, as well as being easier to carry around with you.

The GT 811e features the great combination of tonewoods, with Indian rosewood back and sides to provide a rich, warm tone, with incredible resonance and sustain, and a Sitka Spruce top which reliably offers a crisp and articulate tone with broad dynamic range, and is suited for many different styles of playing.

It has a silky tropical mahogany neck topped with a West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard, which is from Taylor’s ebony sawmill in Cameroon, called ‘Crelicam’, which provides them with a sustainable supply of ebony. It has a nud width of 1-23/32” which makes it more comfortable for the fretting hand

The GT 811e features new C-Class bracing, which has an asymmetrical design and takes the foundational benefits of the V-Class, providing a powerful bass response even with the smaller body size, as well as increased volume and sustain, delivering a dynamic sound that’s normally found in bigger-bodied guitars.

For aesthetics, it has maple binding on the body and soundhole, a single-ring abalone rosette, mother of pearl Element pegheads and fretboard inlays, Taylor smoked nickel mini-tuners, a rosewood pickguard, ebony bridge pins with abalone dots and a 4.5mm gloss finish on the entire body.

It has a built-in Expression System 2 electronics, which has a patented behind-the-saddle pickup with three individually calibrated pickup sensors which provides a more dynamic range, and a custom-designed preamp to deliver a great organic amplified sound. The GT811e comes with Taylor’s exclusive AeroCase which is lightweight (less than one third the weight of a traditional hardshell) with padded walls for extra protection.

Overview by Taylor

Following the successful debut of the fun-to-play Taylor GT (Grand Theater), Taylor is excited to expand the GT’s presence in the Taylor line with two premium-edition rosewood/spruce models that join our flagship 800 Series. The GT’s accessible body and neck proportions include a scaled-down Grand Orchestra frame (making it slightly shorter and shallower than the Grand Concert body), with a 24-1/8-inch scale length, lending it a slinky feel down the neck. Together with a nut width of 1-23/32 inches, it strikes an ideal balance of fretting-hand comfort and string spacing. The models, the GT 811 and GT 811e, incorporate a “1” as the third digit to identify the GT body style. Each features back and sides of solid Indian rosewood, along with a solid Sitka spruce top.

Taylor’s new C-Class bracing architecture leverages the same foundational concepts as V-Class bracing, improving the volume, sustain and pitch accuracy, with other unique, asymmetrical design elements that enable the GT to coax a surprisingly rich and robust bass response from its compact body dimensions. Between its punchy response and approachable proportions, the GT 811/811e add a completely new sonic personality and playing experience to the popular 800 Series.

Neo-tropical mahogany neck, smoky Crelicam ebony fretboard, 24-1/8-inch scale length, 1-23/32-inch nut width, and C-Class bracing. Appointments include maple body and soundhole binding, black/maple top purfling, single-ring shell/abalone rosette, mother-of-pearl/shell Element fretboard/peghead inlays, Taylor smoked nickel mini-tuners, rosewood pickguard, ebony bridge pins with abalone dots, 4.5-mil gloss-finish body, and ES2 electronics (GT 811e). Ships in Taylor’s attractive AeroCase. Lightweight yet super sturdy, it provides the perfect balance of portability and protection.

  • Neo-tropical mahogany neck
  • Smokey Crelicam ebony fretboard
  • 24-1/8-inch scale length
  • 1-23/32-inch nut width
  • C-Class bracing
  • Maple body and soundhole binding
  • Black/maple top purfling
  • Single-ring shell/abalone rosette
  • Mother-of-pearl/shell Element fretboard/peghead inlays
  • Taylor smoked nickel mini-tuners
  • rosewood pickguard
  • ebony bridge pins with abalone dots
  • 4.5-mil gloss-finish body
  • ES2 electronics (GT 811e only)
  • Includes Taylor AeroCase



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