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Taylor 324ce

  • £1,799.00
  • (Free UK Delivery)
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    Grand Auditorium body shape
    V-Class bracing
    Solid tropical mahogany top
    Solid sapele back and sides
    ES-2 pickup system
    1-3/4" width at nut
    Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell case
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    What Reidys say...

    "The 324ce is a great all rounder guitar. Being Taylor's Grand Auditorium body shape it offers a huge dynamic range in a comfortable body shape. If like to play finger style guitar and also play with a pick, this is the first place that you should look for your new guitar. The Grand Auditorium allows you to do both very well, giving clarity of tone and makes soft and hard attack dynamics come through when played with your fingers, but also gives you the headroom to really dig in to the guitar when you are playing with a pick.

    The choice of woods in this guitar also gives a really nice tone; the sapele back and sides has a very similar sonic footprint to mahogany so produces a nice even tone across the range, with slightly warmer mids. By having a mahogany top, the Taylor 324ce reduces the 300 series' bright attack and gives a more rootsy tone, which is great for people interested in a more mellow tone (such as blues players).

    The 324ce comes fitted with Taylor's Expression System 2, created by Taylor's electronics genius; David Hosler. Taylor discovered that how piezo systems have been designed for decades have been inhibiting the tone of an amplified acoustic guitar, producing a 'quacky' tone, and by shifting where the Piezo crystals are applied to the bridge, they were able to create a piezo pickup system that accurately reproduces the tone of the instrument itself, through an amplifier.

    Like all Taylor guitars the 324ce comes with a peerless setup and plays
    amazingly well all over the neck. Taylor believe so much in the quality
    of their guitars that they offer a 12 year warranty if you register your
    guitar! Why not try one out in our Premier Taylor showroom"?

    by John Taylor, Reidys Guitar Specialist

    What Taylor say...

    This darkly alluring cutaway Grand Auditorium boasts unique visual appeal thanks to its mahogany top, and there’s sonic magic under the hood as well. Our groundbreaking V-Class bracing enhances the volume, sustain and projection, bringing out even more of the natural midrange focus of its Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. While the natural compression of the hardwood mahogany top tends to even out the response across the tonal spectrum, the V-Class design boosts the dynamic range, especially in the upper register, and the in-tuneness of the notes everywhere along the fretboard is wonderfully consistent.

    All of these nuances add up to a versatile choice for gigging, practicing or recording across multiple playing styles. The dusky hues of the mahogany top project a rootsy vibe, accented by a shaded edgeburst, black binding, a matching pickguard, and muted satin-finish sheen. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.

    Shape: Grand Auditorium

    The most versatile and popular of Taylor's guitar shapes. Its well-defined midrange gives clear and balanced

    tone. Responsive for fingerstyle and powerful for pickers and strummers to get a lively response. Think of it as a

    jack of all trades.

    Top: Tropical Mahogany

    As a top wood, mahogany produces a natural compression, so it won't yield as quick a response as spruce will. it

    will produce strong fundamentals, with clear and direct focus. It has having a woody, dry tone.

    Body: Sapele

    Sapele's tonal output is consistent and balanced across the tonal spectrum, making it compatible with a diverse

    range of playing styles. Comparable to mahogany but its higher density produces a slightly brighter sound with more

    top-end shimmer.

    Expression System 2

    Taylor's breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a behind-the-saddle

    design. The placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a

    variety of settings.


    Full Specification

    Back/Side Wood: Solid Sapele

    Top Wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany

    Electronics: Expression System 2

    Body Shape: Grand Auditorium

    Scale Length: 25-1/2"

    Body Length: 20"

    Body Width: 16

    Body Depth: 4-5/8"

    Neck Width: 1-3/4"

    Bracing: V-Class

    Fretboard Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic

    Binding: Black

    Bridge Pins: Ebony

    Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic

    Top Finish: Satin

    Pickguard: Black

    Number of Frets: 20

    Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

    Backstrap Finish: None
    Buttons: Nickel

    Heel Cap Binding: Black

    Peghead Finish: Satin

    Peghead Type: Standard

    Rosette Size: Three Ring

    Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck

    Cutaway: Venetian

    Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle

    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

    Fretboard Wood: Ebony

    Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony

    Bridge Inlay: None

    Tuners: Satin Black

    Back/Side Finish: Satin

    Neck Finish: Satin

    Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

    Armrest Binding: None

    Backstrap Wood: None

    Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light

    Edge Trim: None

    Fretboard Binding: Black

    Heel Length: 3-1/2"

    Peghead Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic

    Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic

    Rosette Material: Plastic

    Stain/Sunburst: Blackwood Stain Back/Sides, Medium Brown Stain Top/Neck, Shaded Edge Burst Top

    Wedge: None


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    Mainland UK Delivery Services

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    Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty items

    It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

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    Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

    Faulty items under guarantee

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