Thanks to the ES2 pickup and cutaway, it would be easy to assume this is an acoustic-electric Taylor, and it's excellent in that role, but it also has a full well-balanced response as an acoustic. As you would expect with the Western Red Cedar soundboard it reacts to even the lightest touch, but the Adirondack spruce "Performance" bracing gives a lot more headroom than you might expect from cedar. And what's with Tasmanian Myrtle? Turns out this Mrytle is not related to the Oregon Myrtle you may have encountered by guitar builders like James Goodall and Breedlove (Oregon Myrtle is the same species as California Bay Laurel). Instead, the Tasmanian Myrtle Taylor is using is more closely related to European beech, and while not quite as hard as Eastern "hard rock" maple this myrtle is significantly harder than the Western maple Taylor generally uses for their 600 Series. That's probably part of why this Grand Auditorium has great projection. Clean, balanced, loud, this is a versatile guitar plugged or unplugged.