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TAYLOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY
ARMREST GS MODEL
Taylor Guitars celebrated with style in 2009, putting out ten
limited edition models ranging from the unusual SolidBody
Koa to the downright bizarre 9-string—their first rendition
before releasing this year’s 9-string Baritone model. Each
model, though, represented Taylor’s devotion to detail, playability, tone, and aesthetic. Feast your eyes on one of the
35th Anniversary Taylors—the Armrest GS model.
The Armrest model featured here is one of 35 based on the
GS series, a design Bob Taylor debuted in 2006. The detail
work on the Indian rosewood armrest is based off the work
of Canadian luthier Grit Laskin, designed to “offer players
a guitar with the coolest, most complex binding treatment
you can get on an acoustic,” says Bob Taylor. The model
shown here has a sunset honeyburst finish on a Sitka spruce
top with quilted maple back and sides and a Venetian cutaway. All the Armrest models have the tone-enhancing CV
bracing described as giving the guitar top a sweeter spot.
Other features include an abalone rosette, Gotoh tuners,
a bone nut and saddle, and the Taylor Expression System
pickup. The other Armrest models showcase different
woods for back and sides—cocobolo, AA-grade Macassar
ebony, and feathered walnut—and each have a Florentine
cutaway instead of the Venetian.
Thanks to Mark Torstenson of The Fret Shop for listing this
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