One of the most versatile of body shapes produced by Taylor, the Grand Auditorium blueprint used to create the Taylor 324e-SEB Special Edition Guitar has become their bestselling body shape. Its delicate clarity and sumptuous warmth work together to produce a wide range of tones, which along with the instrument’s dimensions, make it practical for both flat-picking and finger-styles alike.
This version of the 324e, takes this exceptional model and drapes it in a gorgeous, special edition, Shaded Edge Burst finish, which gives the guitar an alluring, antique look.
Taylor’s Most Popular, and Versatile Guitar Shape
Delivering a rich and powerful voice but with delicate characteristics, the Grand Auditorium body shape used to construction this guitar sits between Dreadnought and Grand Concert shapes in terms of size; providing the best of both. The response and dynamic range of the instrument are exceptional, singing with the lightest touch and providing tuneful power when you dig in.
A dense tonewood with a bright and punchy sound, tropical mahogany has been put in place at the top, to provide the Taylor 324e-SEB Special Edition Guitar with a short snappy tone that whip cracks each note played. This wood is known to develop over time, becoming warmer and individual as time passes and it is played in. Furthermore the top has been strengthened by a forward shifted bracing pattern, with a relief rout, which allows the top to resonate more freely, providing a richer tone.
The back and sides of the guitar have been constructed from West African sapele. Although tonally similar to mahogany, with a balanced sound that suits a number of styles, it also adds a little more to trebles.
The neck of the guitar is also made from tropical mahogany, with a satin finish for comfortable playability. This is topped with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard, which offers 4mm dot position markers. The headstock of the instrument is overlaid with Indian rosewood, and is set up with nickel tuners.
Plugged-in Acoustic Sound
As Taylor wanted to ensure that the beautiful sound their guitars make acoustically was translated just as well when they are plugged-in, they made the bold move to create their own electronics, rather than rely on third parties. The result of years of R&D is the Expression System, which is now in its second version.
With the Expression System 2 installed in the Taylor 324e-SEB Special Edition Guitar, you get an extremely accurate image of your guitar’s tone, captured by three strategically-positioned sensors found behind the saddle. Before this is sent to your amp or P.A. system you also have three discreet control options, found at the guitar’s upper bout. These are: volume, bass, and treble.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 324E-SEB Top Material Tropical Mahogany Back & Side Material Sapele Neck Material Tropical Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Nickel Scale Length 25-1/2" Bracing Forward shifted bracing with relief rout Binding Black Bridge Pins Ebony Nut Tusq Saddle Micarta Pickguard Black
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