A Grand Concert body, short-scale neck, and exotic tonewood pairing give the 322ce its signature Taylor playability and unique sound at a reduced size. The 322ce’s mahogany top with V-Class bracing and Tasmanian blackwood body deliver a rich, open sound with punch, warmth, and a slow bloom that fingerstylists and delicate strummers are sure to appreciate, while the 24.875" scale length and Venetian cutaway give you effortless playability. The 322ce comes loaded with Taylor Expression System 2 electronics to capture all the nuances of your playing when you’re plugged in onstage or tracking in the studio. Get the sweet blend of mahogany and Tasmanian blackwood in a compact and travel-friendly size with the Taylor 322ce acoustic-electric guitar.
For fingerstyle and tracking, Music Experience’s guitar gurus favor Taylor’s Grand Concert body style, which gives you clarity and balanced tone that lends itself to layering with other instruments in thicker arrangements where a larger-bodied acoustic would take up too much sonic real estate. This guitar’s smaller Grand Concert body and tapered waist not only make it a great studio and stage guitar, but its short scale and lighter string tension also make it easier to play — perfect for younger players with small hands. It also makes for a more efficient design in that the smaller body is inherently stronger, which enables it to be more lightly braced, making it easier to set the strings in motion.
In selecting the premium solid tonewoods for the 322ce, Taylor went out of their way to bring something special to the party. With its strong midrange focus, Tasmanian blackwood, used for the back and sides, has a tonal profile resembling that of mahogany or koa — clear and dry, yet also warm — with an added splash of high-end shimmer and harmonic richness usually found in rosewood. A mahogany top adds a natural compression that helps produce beautifully balanced articulation across the tonal range. It all adds up to a highly musical tone that suits a variety of music styles.
Bracing is the internal framework of an acoustic guitar that helps shape its sound. Although X-bracing has been standard in acoustic guitars for over a century, it creates an innate conflict between two key elements of a guitar’s sound: volume and sustain. The guitar’s top (its soundboard) contributes to both. The flexibility of the top generates volume (projection), while its stiffness generates sustain. And with X-braced guitar tops, here’s where the trade-off comes in: When something is made stiffer, its flexibility is reduced (and vice versa). V-Class bracing changes all that. With Taylor’s V-Class bracing, an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible, for more volume and sustain. V-Class bracing provides stiffness parallel to the strings for more rigidity and, hence, sustain. Flexibility on either side generates the air movement necessary for robust projection. It’s the best of both worlds. This groundbreaking innovation also improves intonation by producing notes that are not only louder and have longer sustain, but they’re also more in tune with each other. V-Class bracing boosts volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the instrument by creating a more synergistic response from the soundboard. This fosters a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords to ring out in cohesive splendor. Pick up a Taylor with V-Class bracing and experience it for yourself.
The 322ce’s tonewood combo delivers a smooth balance of power, articulation, and sustain — and with Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 electronics, all that rich tonal character is allowed to bloom without any bottom-end murkiness. The key to this sophisticated system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it’s positioned and how it’s integrated into the guitar’s saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet polarity switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression..
The mahogany-top cutaway Grand Concert 322ce will appeal to rootsy fingerstyle players craving a comfortable playing experience. The 24-7/8-inch neck makes fretting and bending strings easier, while the blackwood/mahogany wood pairing yields a surprisingly warm and dynamic tonal response for a smaller body, bolstered further by this year’s addition of V-Class bracing. Our new bracing pattern, which enables the soundboard to produce a more orderly response to the string vibration, translates into greater volume and projection with longer sustain, enhancing this guitar’s already warm, sweet response. A smooth shaded edgeburst adds a tasteful vintage look that complements the rich-grained mahogany top. Appointments include a black pickguard, Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays, black binding with crisp white top trim, 3-ring rosette, and satin finish. The guitar comes equipped with a Venetian cutaway and Expression System 2 electronics for organic plugged-in acoustic tone.
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.
Blackwood produces a strong volume, with a focused midrange and rich top-end shimmer.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
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.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Shape||Grand Concert|
|Finish||Satin 5.0 Blackwood Stain|
|Top Wood||Tropical Mahogany|
|Back & Sides Wood||Tasmanian Blackwood|
|Body Bracing||V-Class bracing with Relief Rout|
|Neck Wood||Tropical Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Italian Acrylic Gemstone|
|Number of Frets||20|
Taylor Black, 17:1 gear ratio
|Nut/Saddle Material||Black Graphite nut/Micarta saddle|
|Electronics||Expression System 2|
|Strings||Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)|
|Case Included||Deluxe Hardshell Brown|
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