The Taylor 322ce Grand Concert Electro Acoustic in natural is an exquisite model with a diminutive form that produces a tightly focused output with exceptional articulation. The inclusion of a stylish Venetian cutaway enables greater access to the upper frets, making this one model a joy to perform with.
Classic Taylor Construction
The Taylor 322ce is built using the small bodied Grand Concert profile, which was designed to meet the needs of delicate fingerstyle players who wanted guitar that was easier to perform with, without compromising on tone or power. The compact form of the body and tapered waist limits the opportunity for overtones to overwhelm the timbre of the 322ce.
The top is built using solid tropical mahogany, a dense tonewood that delivers a subtle blast of warm energy. Over time, the tropical mahogany will develop as the guitar is performed with, ensuring each and every model will mature in its own unique way. The top is reinforced with forward-shifted bracing that features Taylor's patented relief rout. The relief rout allows the mahogany to resonate with greater flexibility, without sacrificing structural integrity.
The back and side wood of the 322ce is built using sapele, a tonewood that is noted for having similar harmonic qualities to mahogany, delivering soothing lows and warm mid tones. 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 create a seamless connection between the tonewoods, whilst a black pickguard protect the top of the body beneath the strings.
Exquisite Neck and Fingerboard Partnership
The neck is constructed from reassuringly unyielding tropical mahogany. The wider neck that allows intricate fingerings to be played over a very comfortable surface area. The shortened scale length of the neck - 24-7/8” - reduces string tension, which means less effort goes into fretting notes and makes the guitar much easier to play. Coupled with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard, this combination is a joy to perform on, responding delightfully to the subtle nuances of your playing style with effortless grace.
Fitted to the headstock are the ever resilient Taylor nickel tuning machines, which hold strings firmly to guarantee tuning stability and integrity throughout each and every performance. The top of the neck is home to the Tusq nut, whilst the body bears a Tusq saddle, both responsible for maintaining string tension and intonation, which they do with ease. Ebony bridge pins are a stylish and reassuringly solid touch.
Expression System 2
Featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, the Expression System 2 is designed to capture a more dynamic range of acoustic sound than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, the Expression System 2 produces faithful and powerful amplified tone with superb response. Whether you plan to go through a PA system or directly into recording software, you can be sure that you will hear the natural beauty of the Taylor 322ce represented whole-heartedly.
The Taylor 322e 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 322ce Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Grand Concert Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Sapele Scale length 24-7/8" Top Wood Tropical Mahogany Body Length 19 1/2" Electronics Expression System 2 Body Width 15" Cutaway Venetian Body Depth 4 3/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Neck Width 1-3/4" Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout Fretboard Wood Ebony Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dots Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood Binding Black Bridge Pins Ebony Tuners Taylor Nickel Truss Rod Cover Indian Rosewood Back/Side Finish Satin Top Finish Satin Neck Finish Satin Number of Frets 20 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light Buttons Nickel Fretboard Binding Black Heel Cap Binding Black Heel length 3-1/4" Peghead Logo Taylor Colourcore Peghead Type Standard Rosette Mat. Plastic Rosette Size Three Ring Type of Neck Joint Scarf Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
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