XXXV-9: The first 9-string guitar from Taylor Guitars

mainImage9StringTaylor Guitars the company that is now 35-years-old, is presenting one of its latest products, dedicated to the celebration of its anniversary –  the XXXV-9: a 9-string guitar that is supposed to blend the best of a 6-string and a 12-string into a richly toned hybrid model.

The XXXV-9 takes the clarity and familiar feel of a 6-string guitar and embellishes the sound with three additional strings, two of which are paired an octave higher, to add extra sparkle to the midrange tone. The 9-string will appeal to players looking for extra shimmer without compromising the fundamental focus of the bass strings. The XXXV-9 features a GS body shape with Tropical mahogany back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, and Taylor‘s Standard II soundboard bracing.

The XXXV-9 comes ready to play with Elixir strings and in a hardshell Taylor case, and includes a certificate of authenticity, signed by Taylor Guitars co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug. The XXXV-9 is unique with other thing, too! It will be produced in an initial run of only 35 guitars.

All 35th Anniversary models of Taylor Guitars, which will be announced soon, are expected to be available in North America in early fall and internationally late winter.

Here are all of the guitar specifications:

Type/Shape – GS

Back & Sides – Tropical American Mahogany

Top – Sitka Spruce

Soundhole – Rosette Abalone

Neck – Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard – Ebony

Fretboard Inlay – 35th Anniversary

Binding – Indian Rosewood

Bridge – Ebony

Nut & Saddle – Bone

Tuning Machines – Taylor Chrome ‘Mini' 4 (Bass) 5 (Treble)

Strings – Elixir® Medium Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating

Hardware – Taylor Chrome-plated

Scale Length – 25 1/2 Inches

Truss Rod –  Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut – 1 3/4 Inches

Number of Frets – 20

Fretboard Radius – 15 Inches

Bracing – CV – Sitka Bracing w/Relief rout

Finish – Gloss

Color Options – Natural

Sunburst  Options – None

Cutaway – Venetian

Electronics – Taylor Expression System®

Left-Handed – Available; No Charge

Body Width – 16 ¼ inches

Body Depth – 4 5/8 Inches

Body Length – 20 Inches

Overall Length – 41 Inches

Case – GS Series Deluxe Hardshell

U.S. Suggested Retail Price – $4998.00

You can find more information about the guitar at Taylor Guitars.