The Taylor Grand Concert debuted in 1984, and it remains Taylor's smallest full-size guitar. It has an intimate and comfortable feel, yet it's packed with volume that belies its size. An obvious choice for fingerstyle, the smaller footprint keeps overtones in check, contributing to a focused, articulate sound that’s well-suited for recording and stage work.
The now-discontinued GC5 features a Grand Concert body with a Western Red Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides. Its slotted peghead and short-scale (24 7/8-inch) neck deliver a more “woody” tone and a smooth, easy feel on the fretboard. Unlike bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC is compact in size, and the tapered waist prevents from sounding boomy or two bass heavy. But it also makes it more couch-friendly and comfortable to play sitting down. The GC5 also has a 1-3/4" nut width to complex work on the fingerboard.
This 2007 Taylor GC5 is a great-sounding guitar in beautiful cosmetic condition, and it has a low setup you won't believe. The neck angle spacers have been changed to set the neck angle at a point that allows for incredibly low action. At the 12th fret, the action measures .075" on the bass E string and .055" on the treble E. The neck is a nice and straight, and notes ring out like a bell up and down the fingerboard.
As for tone, this 2007 GC5 has a warm, but focused voice. The Cedar top is flexible and responsive, so you're able to get a wide dynamic range with a light touch. When you plug in, the Taylor Expression System electronics deliver natural, authentic sound through an amp or PA. Original hardshell case included!