The Taylor 224ce-K DLX electro acoustic guitar in natural is beautiful single-cutaway grand auditorium model that is perfect for both flat pickers and fingerstyle players in equal measure. Bearing more accommodating dimensions than that of a dreadnought, the grand auditorium is fantastic for players with a shorter reach, but is also appreciate by those who are used to the more substantial dreadnought shape. Incorporating exotic tonewoods, reliable hardware, superb Taylor electronics and a glorious finish, the 224ce-K DLX is an outstanding model that players of all ages and background will enjoy.
Cool grand auditorium body
As noted above, the 224ce-K DLX is built to the musically versatile grand auditorium body profile, which is perfect for switching between flat- and finger-picking styles. Thanks to the Venetian cutaway, upper fret access is comfortable and encourages you to exploit the neck in its entirety. If you're a player that employs hybrid picking or two-hand tapping, then the playing feel doesn't get much better than this.
The back and sides are crafted using layered koa, a durable tonewood that generates a warm midrange energy. The layered design of the back and sides allows the body to cope with changes in humidity and temperature resiliently. The top is built from Hawaiian Koa, which ensures a breath taking visual aesthetic, as well as developing a rich and luxurious character during the course of its lifetime. The body has received a slender yet durable gloss coating to prevent tackiness or stickiness from occurring, whilst adding protection to the heavenly natural finish.
Sturdy sapele neck
Fitted to the body is a sturdy sapele neck, which has been treated to a satin coating that ensures a smooth playing feel. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous ebony fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are adorned with small diamond inlays to provide a stylish navigational aid.
Taylor’s Expression System 2
The 224ce-K DLX benefits from Taylor's newly designed Expression System 2 (ES2), their behind-the-saddle pickup and custom-designed "professional-audio"-grade preamp. As part of their never-ending quest for better tone, they shifted their usual 'under-the-saddle' design as they found that by placing the pickup behind the saddle, a less brittle, brash and synthetic sound could be captured. This means that no matter how aggressively you play, the natural warmth produced by the tonewoods rings out beautifully without colouring the signal or blemishing the natural timbre of the guitar in any way.
The control layout features the same volume and tone control knobs as on the original Expression System, with Taylor changing the gain structure of the preamp slightly to make it a little hotter. When playing live, this subtle adjustment gives the 224ce-K DLX the boost you need to be heard loud and clear.
If it’s a stylish yet understated model you’re looking for, then the Taylor 224ce-K DLX electro acoustic guitar is perfect. Thanks to some carefully considered appointments – Venetian cutaway, protective gloss and satin finishes, faux pearl rosette, black pickguard, Tusq nut and micarta saddle – this is a guitar that is built to last, looks fantastic, plays like a dream, but most of all sounds amazing.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 224ce-K DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Hawaiian Koa Back & Side Material Layered Koa Neck Material Sapele Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome (100/200) Scale Length 25-1/2-inches Binding Black Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Tusq Micarta Rosette Faux Pearl Pickguard Black Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
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