Taylor 224ce-K DLX Grand Auditorium Koa Shaded Edgeburst

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in Mexico.
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Taylor 224ce-K DLX Grand Auditorium Koa Shaded Edgeburst

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  • $ 32,854.00
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Description & Specs

Crafted with solid tops for optimal projection, clarity, and tonal balance, Taylor’s 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium koa ES2 models offer the balanced highs and supportive lows of the brand’s flagship, medium-sized body shape, generating a rich midrange and top-end sparkle, plus a dash of warmth in the low end, with a modern feel and articulate response. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness.

200 Series—All-Koa
Taylor’s 200 series is crafted with solid tops for optimal projection, clarity, and tonal balance—so, whether you’re a new player on the hunt for inspiration from a new instrument, or an experienced guitarist looking for an accessible pro-level tool, a Taylor 200 series will cover just about any application.The solid koa top and layered koa back and sides give these 200 series model its gorgeous looks and complex tone—with sonic rewards that will unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge with age. Tonally, players will notice koa's lustrous midrange and top-end sparkle, plus a dash of warmth in the low end that keeps things remarkably balanced.

Grand Auditorium
The brand’s flagship body shape, the Taylor Grand Auditorium’s medium size offers balanced highs and supportive lows, making it a versatile choice that’s fit for nearly any playing style. Boasting bold, balanced tone, the Taylor Grand Auditorium provides vibrant, well-defined sound across the entire tonal spectrum, thanks to a more tapered waist than a traditional dreadnought, making the Taylor Grand Auditorium the Swiss Army Knife of Taylor’s body shapes.

Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output?
A:
Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers.

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Auditorium features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment, resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy.

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.

General

Series: Taylor 200 Series
Country of Manufacture: Made in Mexico
Product Color: Shaded Edgeburst
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: .012-.053, E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

Body

Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
Acoustic Cutaway Type: Venetian Cutaway
Body Material: Hawaiian Koa
Body Finish: Gloss
Top Material: Hawaiian Koa
Bracing Material: Spruce
Bracing Pattern: X-Bracing
Body Binding: Black
Rosette: Pearloid Single Ring
Purfling: Black/White

Neck

Neck Material: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: Standard Carve
Fingerboard Material: West African Crelicam Ebony
Headstock Veneer: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut Material: NuBone
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Fingerboard Radius: 15"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Number of Frets: 20 Frets
Neck Joint: Taylor Neck, Bolt-On
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Small Diamonds
Inlay Shape: Diamonds
Side Marker Inlay: Silver
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Colorcore Logo

Electronics

Acoustic Electronics: ES2
Controls and Switching: Volume, Bass, Treble

Hardware

Hardware Color: Bronze
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Tuning Machines: Taylor Polished Bronze with Polished Bronze Buttons
Saddle: Micarta
Pickguard: Black

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