Taylor has a reputation for building guitars to extremely high standards, and the Taylor 320 acoustic guitar is no exception. It is built using tonewoods of the highest quality and plays host to a wealth of beautiful finishing touches.
The Taylor 320 has been built with a dreadnought body shape, which is noted for its ability to project a powerful sound. It responds well over a wide dynamic range, boosting the signal of gentler players and yielding a high quality of articulation to more aggressive strummers and pickers. This makes the dreadnought shape perfect for big hitters who want a guitar that will accentuate their sound, rather than drown it out.
The top wood is built using Solid Tropical Mahogany, a dense tonewood that delivers a very bright and punchy sound. The Mahogany top gives a short and snappy tone to the guitar but throughout its life can develop into an incredibly warm and natural soundboard. It is well suited to players who are looking for a tone with plenty of individuality and attitude. The top is reinforced with forward-shifted bracing that features Taylor's patented relief rout. The relief rout allows the stiff mahogany to resonate with greater flexibility, without sacrificing structural integrity. Therefore, the 320 can produce huge amounts of sound when required.
The back and side wood of the 320 is built using West African Sapele wood, which has been utilised by Taylor for over a decade. Sapele is known for having similar harmonic qualities to mahogany in delivering soothing lows and warm mid tones. It is a very-adaptable tonewood that supports a variety of styles from fingerstyle to strumming.
The combination of the mahogany top and sapele back and sides creates a guitar with a high degree of low-end depth that is matched with a bright and snappy upper midrange. The body is bound in black to protect the edges from chips and damage. A black pickguard protect the top of the body beneath the strings.
The neck is constructed from reassuringly unyielding Tropical Mahogany, which is set to a 25-1/2” scale length. Coupled with an Ebony fingerboard - that is home to 20 frets - the sonic properties of both woods marry together beautifully to complete the delivery of superbly resonant tones with the softened mid range.
The strings are held in tune by Taylor's reliable chrome tuners, and meet the body via the Tusq nut and saddle who both ensure string action integrity is acutely maintained.
The Taylor 320 top, back, sides and neck are all protected with a satin finish. This is durable enough to withstand minor scratches and scrapes whilst remaining thin enough to allow the wood to resonate without being impeded. The headstock overlay is fashioned from Indian Rosewood.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 320 Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Tropical Mahogany Back & Side Material West African Sapele Neck Material Sapele Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Natural Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Binding Black Bridge Sonokelin Nut & Saddle Tusq Rosette Three-ring rosette Tuning Machines Die-cast Chrome Pickguard Black Bracing Forward-shifted Bracing with Relief Rout Included Accessories Taylor Hardcase
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