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.
Both models feature 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.
Appointments include maple body and soundhole binding, black/maple top purfling, single-ring shell/abalone rosette, mother-of-pearl/shell Element fretboard and peghead inlays, Taylor smoked nickel mini-tuners, rosewood pickguard, ebony bridge pins with abalone dots, and 4.5-mil gloss-finish body.
Body: Solid Indian Rosewood
Top: Solid Spruce
Neck: Neo-tropical mahogany neck
Fretboard: Smoky Crelicam ebony
Scale Length: 24 1/8"
Nut width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: C-Class bracing
Electronics: ES2 electronics (GT 811e)
Case: Taylor AeroCase™