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Description
A versatile and stage-ready guitar for a variety of playing scenarios
  • 324e
    Grand Auditorium body shape
    Tropical mahogany top
    Sapele body
    Tropical mahogany neck
    Ebony fingerboard
    Taylor Expression System electronics
    Includes hardshell case

Taylor 324e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
A rich-grained mahogany top paired with African sapele back and sides give the medium-size Grand Auditorium body plenty of tonal and visual character. The clear, punchy midrange behaves well in a mix with other instruments, and delivers the kind of musical versatility that make this a reliable guitar in a variety of playing scenarios. Traditional appointments complement mahogany’s dark, vintage looks.

Grand Auditorium (GA)
Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be a bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won’t let you down.

Sapele
Origin: West Africa
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It’s sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. We’ll be able to offer it for a long, long time.

Goes Well With: It's a great all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.

Expression System®
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

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  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Sapele
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
    Body Length: 20"
    Electronics: ES®
    Body Width: 16"
    Cutaway: None
    Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
    Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    Binding: Black
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    Back/Side Finish: Satin
    Top Finish: Satin
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Pickguard: Black
    Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
    Number of Frets: 20
    Armrest Binding: None
    Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
    Backstrap Wood: None
    Backstrap Finish: None
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Light
    Buttons: Chrome
    Edge Trim: None
    Filler (Body): Brown
    Filler (Neck): Brown
    Fingerboard Ext: None
    Fretboard Binding: Black
    Heel Cap Binding: Black
    Heel length: 3-1/2"
    Peghead Finish: Satin
    Peghead Inlay: None
    Peghead Binding: None
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Rosette Mat.: Plastic
    Rosette Size: Three Ring
    Stain/Sunburst: None
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    Wedge: None

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