Taylor K66 12-String

Taylor K66 12-String

All Koa
1-11/16" Nut • 25-1/2" Scale

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This guitar is a Taylor Road Show sample. It's still in perfect, like-new condition and includes the Taylor lifetime warranty.

It'll only be at our shop until August 17th, so if you're interested call or come in today!

Grand Symphony Body Size

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16-1/4" / Body Depth: 4-5/8"

  • Designed by Bob Taylor in 2006
  • Rich, piano-like bass, strong midrange, and thick trebles
  • Strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and responsive clarity with a light attack

The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout.

Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender.

The big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.

Hawaiian Koa Top

A hardwood top such as koa produces a natural compression, so there tends to be more of a controlled, sustaining “roll-in” effect to a note. An all-koa guitar will produce strong fundamental focus, with a splash of top-end shimmer.

Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii

Used On: The Koa Acoustic and Acoustic/Electric Series

As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it's played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone "bloom," especially in the midrange.

A common mistake is when a "bright" player buys a koa-top guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to develop its resonant tone.

Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness.

Hawaiian Koa Back & Sides

A dense tropical hardwood, koa blends midrange focus with extra top-end brightness and chime. The more a koa guitar is played and opens up — especially an all-koa guitar — the more its midrange overtones add warmth and sweetness to its voice.

Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii

Used On: The Koa Acoustic and Acoustic/Electric Series

A tropical hardwood, koa's tone blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple.

Due to its density, a new koa guitar tends to start out sounding a little bright and tight, somewhat like maple. But the more a koa guitar is played, the more the sound opens up, expanding the midrange and rewarding the player with a richer, sweeter, more resonant tone.

A common mistake is when a bright player buys a koa guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to warm up.

Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).

Body SizeGrand Symphony (GS)
Top WoodKoa
Back & SidesKoa
FingerboardEbony
Nut Width1-11/16"
Scale Length25-1/2"
String Spacing2-3/16"
CaseTaylor Hardshell Case