- Limited run: # 61 of 100
- Grand Concert Model
- Engelmann Spruce Top
- Ziricote Back & Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- Gray Whales Abalone Inlay
- LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone
- Brown Tolex Taylor Case
- All Paperwork & Tags
Here at Rgg we are very proud to offer up for sale this Rare & absolutely stunning, mint condition, collector grade piece of Taylor history. A perfect example of an extremely rare Gallery Series Living Jewels ‘Gray Whales’ from 2001. Comes complete with COA, registration card, warranty paperwork,original display price ticket and even the hang tags that were shipped with the guitar! This came from a collector of high end acoustics & has been kept in a controlled environment & never been out of the house. This model retailed at £6,699.
The ‘Living Jewels’ series guitars launched Taylor’s Gallery series in the winter of 1999. The concept for the GSST came about by accident, when a staffer in Taylor’s design shop happened to wear a sea turtle pendant to work one day. The staffer commented that a similar design would make a cool inlay. Pete Davies, Jr., who designed the koi fish inlay, overheard the comment, and promptly began working on a sea turtle and then Whales designs. A few hours later, everyone agreed that they were inspired pieces of work.
(Pete Davies Jr. sadly passed away in 2015)
These are not only stunningly beautiful and collectible guitars, but the playability and ￼tone is incredible!
The “Gray Whale” guitar (GSGW) is the third entry in the Gallery Series of limited edition Taylor guitars. The Gallery Series guitars were designed to be stunning works of visual art, as well as fine instruments. The first in this series was the Living Jewels model (GSLJ), or “Koi guitar”, a blue maple Dreadnought with an inlay of Japanese carp swimming down the fretboard and encircling the soundhole. The second Gallery Series instrument was the “Sea Turtle” (GSST), on which turtles depicted in paua rim and an intricately carved jellyfish of abalone shell float on the fretboard and back of a maple Grand Concert guitar. This model is a Grand Concert guitar that has strikingly figured Ziricote, as well as a premium-grade Engelmann spruce top. A luminous fingerboard inlay portrays two majestic gray whales & their calf, gliding through subtle, purplish rays of underwater light. The inlaid laser-cut rosewood and mahogany rosette depicts knotted nautical rope coiled around its perimeter and a tall sailing ship drifting into the soundhole. Each Gallery Series model can be identified by a special, numbered soundhole sticker signed by Bob Taylor.
This particular guitar is #61 of 100 & is perfect in every way. Zero scratches, zero issues, beautifully playability, with a tone to die for. She is also fitted with the LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone, which is a true innovation in acoustic reproduction technology.
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Our shipping policy is simple: We ship Guitars, Amps and Accessories to the UK, Europe & ROW. We’ve been shipping items to the UK and abroad for many years without any issues, as we always use the best and most reliable shipping companies. All guitars and amps will be shipped insured and tracked. So you can check your shipping status anytime. We always package them to the highest possible standard.
Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.
We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them.
If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument with a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable). It is the purchaser’s responsibility to return any unwanted product promptly to the company in the condition they were received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, immediately upon return authorization.
Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.
Any items returned after the 48hr agreed approval period, and not exceeding more than two weeks, are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee. PayPal, Credit/Debit card refunds will be processed immediately and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer’s account. Bank transfer and cash refunds will normally be refunded by cheque.