Featuring a never-before-used tonewood and a host of player-focused design enhancements, the Builder’s Edition 324ce represents Taylor’s ongoing marriage of innovative acoustic design with forward-thinking strategy toward a more sustainable future. The star here is Urban Ash™, a tonewood sourced from city trees that have been selected for removal from urban settings due to due to weather or disease damage, public safety concerns, disruptive root systems, and simply reaching the end of their life cycle. Instead of allowing this beautiful, functional wood to end its life cycle in a landfill, we’ve reclaimed it for use in the backs and sides of this 324ce, offering a tonal response similar to high-tier mahogany: dry and woody, with a fundamental-strong response that produces clear notes largely free from ringing overtones. Paired with a mahogany top, this Grand Auditorium produces clear midrange presence and crisp highs over a rich low end that will satisfy strummers and fingerstyle players alike. V-Class bracing offers its trademark blend of power and resonance, emphasizing this guitar’s robust midrange while producing a more in-tune, musical sound. In keeping with the Builder’s Edition philosophy, this 324ce features an array of enhancements designed to provide the ultimate playing experience, including chamfered body and fretboard edges, a beveled armrest and cutaway, and a Curve Wing bridge. Other appointments include Compass inlays in faux pearl and Italian acrylic, Gotoh 510 tuners with a super-precise 21:1 gear ratio, a Silent Satin finish with a dark edgeburst treatment for an ultra-clean, noise-free sound, and ES2 electronics. It ships in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Auditorium Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Urban Ash Top Wood Tropical Mahogany Electronics Expression System 2® Cutaway Venetian Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing V-Class Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony Pickguard None Number of Frets 20 Tuners Gotoh Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8" Binding/Edge Treatment None Top Finish Silent Satin Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Silent Satin Armrest Binding Beveled, Neo-Tropical Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Faux Pearl Stain/Sunburst Tobacco Kona Burst Wedge None Armrest yes Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Compass, Italian Acrylic Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4" Peghead Finish Satin Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony Peghead Inlay Compass, Italian Acrylic Peghead Logo Italian Acrylic Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony Buttons Gold Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None #1201121102
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