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The flamey AA-grade koa earmarked for this series was so seductive we couldn't resist going all-koa . Larry Breedlove's rosette design incorporates a serpentine swath of koa set against creamy boxwood. The koa/boxwood pairing carries over to the Engraved Twist fretboard inlay, in which the design's swirling complexity is tempered with the subtle, organic quality of thin wood lines. A shaded edgeburst around the entire guitar -- including the neck -- adds a touch of vintage Hawaiian charm that's complemented by rosewood binding, thin white purfling, and Gotoh tuners.

Tonally, a koa top should make koa's natural midrange sweetness even more pronounced, especially after the guitar has been played in. Koa guitars also tend to be well-suited for the stage because the initial attack is balanced and focused without being boomy.

The koa LTDs are offered in four model options: a cutaway Grand Auditorium Players can expect a warmer, richer overall tone

Type/Shape: 6-String GA
Back & Sides: KOA (AA GRADE)
Top: AA-Grade Hawaiian Koa
Soundhole Rosette: Koa/Boxwood
Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Koa/Boxwood Engraved Twist
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Binding: Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Ebony
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold
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 Bracing w/Relief rout
Finish: Gloss
Color Options: Natural with Tobacco Edgeburst
Sunburst Options: Shaded Edge
Cutaway: Venetian
Electronics: Taylor Expression SystemŽ

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