Taylor Baritone 8-String Guitar
Continuing their trend of releasing guitars with slightly unusual numbers of strings, Taylor have introduced the Baritone 8-String.
With Taylor’s GS (Grand Symphony) body shape and a long scale length of 27 inches, the addition of two octave strings on the third and forth strings provides a smattering of upper-register sparkle without straying too far into all-out, 12-string jingle-jangle territory.
The Baritone 8-String has Taylor’s Expression system built in for amplification duties. The body top is sitka spruce and the back and sides are solid, Indian rosewood. A Venetian cutaway is standard.
Pearl diamond inlays sit in an ebony fretboard. The neck is mahogany. Ebony is also used for the bridge and, as you’d expect, the saddle is a proper bone one (and as you can see it’s shaped and compensated for the extra octave strings).
Taylor tell us that the suggested retail price will be US $3998. More at Taylor.