Taylor's robust-voiced ovangkol/spruce cutaway dreadnought enjoys an upgrade to a full-gloss body and their new Expression System 2 acoustic electron...Click To Read More About This Product
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Gorgeous full-gloss dreadnought with Sitka spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, Venetian cutaway and ES2 electronics.
Taylor's robust-voiced ovangkol/spruce cutaway dreadnought enjoys an upgrade to a full-gloss body and their new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics on this Spring LTD. Pickers and strummers will love the way the ES2 captures the dreadnought' low-end power, snappy midrange, and crisp treble notes to cut through in an amplified setting. Other distinctive details include abalone dot fretboard inlays and bridge pins, along with a Spring Limited label inside the guitar.
The most traditional of guitar shapes, Bob Taylor has evolved the Taylor Dreadnought over time to honor its enduring sonic heritage yet also refine the look and sound into a more modern package. The Taylor Dreadnought still boasts that powerful dreadnought tone that old school pickers expect with deep lows and crisp highs, but with a voice that is more evenly balanced across the entire tonal spectrum. Perhaps more than any other shape, the Dreadnought remains linked with roots music like bluegrass and folk, in part because of its traditional role in defining those sounds. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love the Dreadnought' blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.
Goes Well With: Most applications. Players who perhaps don't have predefined tonal preferences, who may be generalists in their style of play, and who are looking for a well-rounded, all-purpose solid wood guitar. It works well with different body shapes.
Standard on all œce models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter. The Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while the 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate Taylor's flattest slope.
Taylor Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor' custom-designed œprofessional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into ythe favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of ythe Taylor guitar.
Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 20"
Electronics: Expression System 2
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4-5/8"
Nut and Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Abalone Dots
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Inlay: None
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
Tuners: Taylor Gold
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Number of Frets: 20
Number of Strings: 6
Armrest Binding: None
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Wood: None
Backstrap Finish: None
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Edge Trim: None
Fingerboard Ext: None
Fretboard Binding: White
Heel Cap Binding: White
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Mat.: Plastic
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
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