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TAYLOR 324ce SEB V-Class

Grand Auditorium 300 Series Shaded Edge Burst Electro Acoustic Guitar

Manufacturer code: TAYLOR 324CE SEB V-CLASS

Reidys code: 28783     Warranty: 12 Years***

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Specification

  • 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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Description

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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The total amount you will pay including the deposit is: £. The cost of the finance is: £. The Fixed Annual Interest Rate is 8.17%.

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