Taylor 800 series specification and sonic footprint in a guitar just slightly bigger than a GS Mini? You’re kidding - right?
The GT 811e is perhaps the most exciting short scale guitar in decades - and packs a serious tonal punch.
Here, the classic tonewood pairing of Indian Rosewood / Sitka Spruce top as always guarantees bell like chime, excellent projection and scorching overtones - all now scaled down to the new Grand Theater body shape - what is essentially a mini jumbo that in terms of the Taylor family tree, lies perfectly between the GS Mini and Grand Concert in terms of physical dimensions, offering a truly unique and personal playing experience.
Utilising new C-Class bracing to help provide a shocking amount of low end for such a daintily sized instrument (guitars this size normally just can’t sound like this) with its short scale neck there’s next to no effort required on the fretting hand thanks to the lack of string tension, making the GT 811e plays like butter.
Boasting a wealth of subtle yet sophisticated details and appointments, including a single ring Abalone rosette, maple binding, mother of pearl inlays, smoked nickel tuners and responsibly sourced smokey African Crelicam Ebony fretboard - Taylor hold true to their values of design and master craftsmanship, and with the detailed / nuanced sounding ES2 Expression System electronics plus the included high end Aerocase for ultimate portability and protection - the GT 811e is stage, studio and road ready, and truly offers it all.