Taylor 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 â€˜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.