Listeners will enjoy the full, rich sound of this cutaway12-string Grand Auditorium guitar, shaped by Indian Rosewood’s prominent bass and sustain. A Sitka Spruce top provides the perfect balance of brightness and clarity. Produces a strong treble tone and sharpens the definition of individual notes. The Grand Auditorium is perfect for fingerpicking that also adapts well to medium strumming. Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors that capture top and string vibrations like never before. Created in partnership with audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor Expression System is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound. The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.