The Taylor AD26e Baritone-6 Special Edition acoustic-electric guitar offers a variety of tonal colors between traditional acoustic sounds and specialized tonal flavors. The unique sonic texture of this guitar delivers a low-end voice that is perfect for chordal accompaniment or bass parts, by adding a dimension of depth and a touch of 12-string chime. The AD26e Baritone-6 Special Edition is perfect for any player looking to diversify their musical toolkit. This model will be especially inspiring for guitarists who enjoy experimenting with uncommon sonic palettes. It can also be a useful tool for singers, providing a frequency spectrum that enhances the sonic richness of the human voice.
Appointments include a solid Neo-tropical mahogany top, solid sapele back and sides, satin-finished body, smooth body edges for comfort and playability, and Taylor’s ES2 electronics for a faithful amplification of the tone of the instrument.
This instrument includes a Taylor AeroCase for added protection.
Taylor’s American Dream series embodies all the creative spirit, innovation, and ingenuity that has allowed Taylor Guitars to redefine the definition of the acoustic guitar. At the very core of Taylor’s philosophy, is an inner drive to push the boundaries and explore the endless possibilities of sound, body shapes, and playability. Taylor’s American Dream Series continues to embody these principles of innovation to create U.S.-made, solid-wood instruments that deliver premium musical performance at an affordable price.
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightly wider “waist” area, and the bigger soundboard means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A Grand Symphony is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.
Mahogany has a strong fundamental without a lot of ringing overtones. It adds a natural compression with a “roll-in” effect to each note that tends to even out a lively attack for a more linear response. Combined with the sapele body, this tonewood combination produces a nice, earthy tone with direct focus and clarity.
A the heart of the Expression System 2 electronics is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn’t sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar’s tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. Onstage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Solid neo-tropical mahogany top, solid sapele back and sides
Neo-tropical mahogany neck, smoked Eucalyptus fingerboard and bridge
Taylor nickel tuning machines with nickel buttons
Taylor Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade electronics
Body type: Grand Symphony, Non-Cutaway
Top wood: Solid Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Back and sides: Solid Sapele
Bracing pattern: Baritone Bracing with Relief Rout
Body finish: Matte
Neck shape: Standard Carve
Nut width: 1-3/4″ (44.5mm)
Fingerboard: Smoked Eucalyptus
Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Scale length: 27″ Baritone Scale
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Matte
Bridge: Smoked Eucalyptus
Saddle and nut: Micarta “Wave” Saddle; TUSQ Nut Black
Pickup/preamp: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
EQ/Tuner: Volume, Active Bass and Treble/None
Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel with Nickel Buttons
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Taylor AeroCase Included
Country of origin: United States