Taylor GT-8 eight-string baritone guitar

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Review
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While the mainstream steel-string acoustic market concerns itself with yet another version of a well-worn instrument, on the fringes there’s plenty of evidence that makers are willing to experiment beyond just another dreadnought. An obvious area is multi-string instruments and, increasingly, longer scale instruments that cater for the numerous players that down-tune in standard or altered tunings.

Taylor has already experimented with the former – a nine-string GS was one of its 35th Anniversary models and featured octave-doubled D and G strings and a unison-doubled B string – but not the latter until earlier this year, when it introduced an eight- and six-string pair of baritones. [read]



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