Taylor Custom GS 8-String Baritone Koa: An Exceptional NAMM/Catch Custom Masterpiece

Experience the unrivaled craftsmanship and tonal magic of this Taylor Custom GS 8-String Baritone Koa, a standout piece from the NAMM 2023 showcase. Ultra limited!


A testament to Taylor's commitment to fine woodworking, this guitar is adorned with select-grade Koa for the top, back, and sides. The Florentine cutaway not only offers enhanced upper-fret access but also lends a touch of sophistication. Complementing its beauty are the Indian Rosewood binding and the single-ring Paua shell rosette, making this guitar an aesthetic masterpiece.

Sound Engineering

The ES2 electronics render every nuance of this guitar's rich voice faithfully, whether you're in the studio or on stage. With its unique 8-string configuration, expect a lush, chiming texture reminiscent of a 12-string but with greater tonal depth. The lower B tuning and Baritone X bracing further enrich the guitar’s sonic character, providing a wide tonal palette.


The 27-inch scale length ensures that, despite its baritone range, the string tension remains comfortable, offering an easy transition for players new to the baritone realm. The West African Crelicam ebony fingerboard and bridge further ensure a smooth, effortless playing experience.

Special Features

  • Taylor Sense Humidity Monitoring: Protect your investment with real-time humidity tracking.
  • Polished Bronze Tuners: The perfect blend of form and function.
  • Stained Maple Pickguard: Aesthetically harmonized to the body, offering a striking contrast.
  • Matte Finish: For an understated yet elegant look.

📸 Note to Buyers:
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  • Grand Symphony Body
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa Top, Back, and Sides
  • Indian Rosewood Binding
  • Fountain Inlay Theme MOP
  • Taylor Sense Humidity Monitoring Included
  • Polished Bronze Tuners
  • ES2 Electronics
  • Matte Finish
  • West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Stained Maple Pickguard
  • Baritone X Bracing
  • 27" Scale Length
  • 1-3/4" Nut Width
  • Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

Embrace a unique playing experience and expand your tonal horizons with this very limited edition Taylor Custom GS 8-String Baritone Koa. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of Taylor's NAMM 2023 excellence.

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • GT-8 Baritone
  • Hawaiian Koa
  • 2023
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Body Shape
  • Jumbo
On-board Electronics
  • Piezo Pickup
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Color Family
  • Tan
  • Natural
Number of Strings
  • 8-String
Number of Frets
  • 19

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