What a beauty! This Taylor Grand Symphony Prototype is the the only one of its kind as of 2012. Taylor contacted us with this opportunity to pick up a prototype model in Sassafras and we were quite excited to get it in the store! The figuring of the back and sides is a marvel to behold, with dark swirls and wisps of olive and vanilla colors in the center grain. The voice of this guitar is also quite unique. From the player’s perspective, you will notice a pronounced bass response with less high end then your typical Taylor guitar. From the audience’s perspective, it will sound more balanced with a certain amount of dark overtones and tight mids and bass. Overall it is a great sounding guitar and will certainly sound unlike anything else you might have tried. Stop in and give it strum!