The Taylor 324ce Builder's Edition is made with the rich tonal character of responsibly sourced Urban Ash derived from Shamel ash trees in need of removal from urban areas. Urban Ash offers a warm and woody tonal profile reminiscent of high-grade mahogany, and a solid mahogany top complements this, providing natural compression for tonal balance across the frequency spectrum. The result is a guitar that responds dynamically, with a focus on the fundamental note and minimal unwanted harmonic overtones.
For added comfort, this Grand Auditorium model has a beveled armrest, a body cutaway for easy access to the upper frets, chamfered edges, and a Silent Satin finish that minimizes incidental noise. At the heart of the Builder's Edition 324ce is Taylor's patented V-Class bracing, that diverges from traditional steel-string acoustic guitar's bracing patterns. This innovative bracing style works to enhance volume, sustain, and resonance.
The beveled cutaway design also adds a player-friendly feel, featuring a smoothened edge along the body, providing comfort for the fretting hand. The Expression System® 2, with its behind-the-saddle design, captures and amplifies the guitar's unique dynamic properties and focused sound with impressive midrange power and balance.
The Grand Auditorium shape, a signature of Taylor, has become synonymous with the all-purpose acoustic guitar. Balancing between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert, this body shape delivers a unique acoustic voice whose versatility makes it an easy choice for finding a single guitar suited for various styles.
Partnering with West Coast Arborists, Inc., Taylor sources the Urban Ash for this guitar responsibly from city trees needing removal, reflecting the company's commitment to sustainability. This initiative helps use end-of-life trees that traditionally have little value, clearing space for new growth in cities.
As for bracing, Taylor's ongoing pursuit of tonal perfection is evident in the innovative designs led by master guitar designer Andy Powers. These bracing patterns, strategically balancing stiffness and flexibility, contribute to this guitar's unique voice, furthering its notoriety among players looking for a versatile acoustic guitar playing experience.
- Solid, responsibly sourced Urban Ash back and sides
- Solid mahogany top offers warmth and balance
- V-Class bracing enhances volume and sustain
- Includes ES2 pickup and deluxe hardshell case
- Designed for playing comfort and feel
|Top Material:||Solid Mahogany|
|Back/Sides Material:||Urban Ash|
|Neck Material:||Tropical Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Italian Acrylic Compass|
|Nut:||1.75" Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle|