An 8-string baritone guitar opens the door to a fantastic new tonal palette. It serves up a husky lower-register voicing (it’s tuned from B to B) with a touch of octave sparkle on two middle strings.
Beyond dropping songs into a more comfortable vocal range, it makes a really cool musical tool for recording or live gigs. Imagine an acoustic singer-songwriter duo with one acoustic guitar capo’d up, a baritone 8, and two voices!
This limited edition features Taylor's classic baritone body style, the bold-voiced Grand Symphony, and the wood pairing of Sapele back and sides with a Mahogany top. Both have dry tonal properties with a strong fundamental response that suits a baritone 8 (with a baritone’s lower fundamental notes, the high-pitch overtone series can interfere with other notes, so dry-sounding woods tend to be preferred for baritones).
Standard 300 Series appointments fit the baritone vibe with a satin finish and a shaded edgeburst around the dark mahogany top. Played through Taylor's ES2 electronics, this guitar can unleash a deep and rich sonic presence.