We’re excited to announce the release of two new Taylor Guitars models designed with game design studio Naughty Dog to bring the musical inspiration from The Last of Us Part II to the real world.
Fans of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us will recognize the importance of music in the franchise’s story. Music remains a recurring theme in the sequel, which is set for release on June 19, 2020. Ellie—the heroine and plucky survivor making her way through The Last of Us Part II’s post-apocalyptic world—plays an acoustic guitar in the game, and we at Taylor could not have been more excited to help make that guitar a reality, along with a limited-edition GS Mini model. These guitars are exclusively available for purchase through the Playstation store.
The Last of Us Part II Acoustic Guitars from Taylor
Taylor 314ce The Last of Us Part II Replica
Designed to evoke intimate musical moments in The Last of Us Part II, this limited-edition 314ce is a one-to-one recreation of Ellie’s guitar from the game. This Grand Auditorium guitar is made with back and sides of solid sapele topped with Sitka spruce, a time-tested tonewood combination that produces warmth, punch and clarity in harmonious balance all the way across the tonal spectrum. V-Class bracing optimizes the guitar for increased volume and long, sparkling sustain, while the body shape and trademark Taylor neck design provide a smooth, comfortable feel no matter what type of music you play. Aesthetically, the guitar is treated with an alluring tobacco sunburst finished off with an all-gloss body finish, plus a two-ring rosette, faux tortoiseshell pickguard, and a custom Moth inlay design from the game. It ships with built-in ES2 electronics in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
The Last of Us Part II GS Mini
Our family of GS Mini guitars continues to inspire players of all sizes and styles with its scaled-down body and punchy, vibrant tone. This limited-edition model features back and sides of layered sapele with a solid mahogany top for a powerful response characterized by a meaty midrange and clear highs. Standard appointments such as 4mm dot fretboard inlays, a faux tortoiseshell pickguard, and die-cast chrome tuners are offset by a stunning botanical pattern that reflects Ellie’s tattoo from The Last of Us Part II, along with the game logo matched with the Taylor emblem on the headstock and a gleaming black finish. This acoustic-only model ships with a hardshell gig bag for easy transport and protection.