Taylor Builder's Edition K24CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar SN 1208073105
The latest koa entry in the Builder’s Edition family is this Grand Auditorium K24ce, build with all-solid Hawaiian koa with V-Class bracing under the hood. Sonically, it bears the hallmarks of koa’s unique tone, with high-end clarity balanced against the volume and sustain improvements delivered by the new bracing scheme. Koa’s inimitable aging properties also make this guitar a special find, opening and adding depth and sweetness as the guitar is played over time. Designed to optimize the player’s experience with a handful of ergonomic features, this model includes a double-contoured cutaway for easy playing all the way down to the highest frets, along with a smooth armrest that takes the pressure off the player’s strumming arm. The Silent Satin finish treatment adds a subtle visual touch while removing much of the incidental noise that comes from the player’s arm movement, making this an ideal choice for session or studio players looking to lay down tracks. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.
- Nut & Saddle: Black graphite nut, micarta saddle
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Top Finish: Silent satin
- Armrest Binding: Beveled, inset Koa/Paua
- Included case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Grand Auditorium Body Shape - Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum. Its midrange produces clear, well-defined notes that suit both strumming and fingerstyle playing, while its overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage.
Hawaiian Koa Top and Body - As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it's played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone "bloom," especially in the midrange.
Expression System 2 Electronics - A revolutionary behind-the-saddle pickup design that eliminates the brittle sound of common piezo designs, leaving you with a brilliant, natural tone. Coupled with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
V-Class Bracing - V-Class bracing is a groundbreaking Taylor design – a new sonic "engine" – that transforms the way an acoustic guitar top vibrates to dramatically improve the sound. Developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers, it marks a bold departure from traditional X-bracing, producing notes that are louder, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other.
|Acoustic Body Style
|Included From Manufacturer
|Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
|Right Left Handed
|Solid Hawaiian Koa
|West African Ebony
|Bridge Saddle Material
|Expression System 2
|Number of Frets
|Solid Hawaiian Koa
|Solid Hawaiian Koa
Taylor Guitars are covered by Taylor's limited lifetime warranty. Taylor warrants solely to the original purchaser of this Taylor musical instrument that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another (unless otherwise noted by Taylor). Taylor further warrants solely to the original purchaser that all Taylor pickups and pickup systems including Taylor solid body electric guitar pickups, installed acoustic pickups and pickup systems and pickup systems sold separately shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials and shall function for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Claims for warranty performance and service shall be made by the original purchaser sending the instrument to Taylor at 1900 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA, 92020 to the Attention of the Repair Department and listing the RA (return authorization) number on the outside of the box. Visit www.taylorguitars.com for more warranty details.