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Taylor Guitars | New For '22
The new year has arrived with an exciting update from the world of Taylor Guitars: a lineup of five new acoustic guitars showcasing the signature craftsmanship, premium tonewoods and player-friendly features that guitarists have come to love from Taylor. From the seriously fun, compact GTe Blacktop to the visually and musically stunning AD27e Flametop, this family of U.S.-made guitars serves up an inspiring range of tonal flavors and aesthetics.
Keep reading to learn more about each of Taylor’s new guitars, and make sure to visit Chicago Music Exchange to test-drive them for yourself.
Headlining the new batch of Taylor guitars is the gorgeous AD27e Flametop, a Grand Pacific dreadnought featuring back, sides and top of solid Big Leaf maple. With V-Class bracing inside to add more warmth and body to the maple sound, the AD27e Flametop yields a warm, chunky, earthy sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard from Taylor before.
The GT 611e LTD sports a dazzling aesthetic profile that reflects its tonal sparkle. This limited-edition model features maple back and sides paired with a spruce top, with a gorgeous Antique Blonde finish and striking Mission inlays that make a statement under the spotlight.
This new all-mahogany GT model showcases the versatile musical character of a classic tonewood, serving up a woody midrange response with minimal overtones and a strong focus on the fundamental note. That clarity and balance makes the GTe Mahogany especially ideal for recording, whether you’re in a studio or at home.
Taylor’s roster of compact GT guitars expands with the GTe Blacktop, which features solid walnut back and sides with a spruce top. Expect a tone profile with much of the midrange boldness and focus you’d expect from mahogany, along with a rich low end that blooms as you play the guitar over time.
When looking at all the new models and tonal options, it’s easy to see why Taylor Guitars continue to be a favorite of discerning players everywhere. Call, click, or stop in to enjoy the Taylor Experience and hear them for yourself.SHOP TAYLOR GUITARS
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