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Taylor 324ce Grand Auditorium - Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst

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6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Tropical Mahogany Top and Neck, Tasmanian Blackwood Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Shaded Edgeburst
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The Taylor 324ce is a superb acoustic-electric guitar with unique tonal attributes, silky playability, and stunning visuals. It all starts with the tonewoods. Used for the back and sides of the 324ce, Tasmanian blackwood is similar to mahogany, delivering a focused sound with a full midrange, plus a splash of rich high-end shimmer reminiscent of rosewood. It also happens to look amazing as a bookmatched back. A mahogany top adds a natural compression that helps produce beautifully balanced articulation across the tonal range. The Taylor 324ce Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric responds with composure to energetic strumming, and sits nicely in a thick arrangement without extensive processing. In the 324ce, the superb tonewoods are blended into the sonic alchemy along with Taylor’s generous Grand Auditorium body and revolutionary V-Class bracing, which 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. Spec’d with ES2 electronics, tasteful understated appointments, and a gorgeous Shaded Edgeburst finish, the Taylor 324ce is an exquisite guitar your collection won’t be complete without.

V-Class bracing: a sonic revelation

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, not only producing notes that are louder and have longer sustain, but are also more in tune with each other. Guitarists at Music Experience are gobsmacked. But don’t take our word for it — pick up the superb Taylor 324ce and experience it for yourself!

Grand Auditorium body delivers presence and power

Taylor’s beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 324ce, employs the width and depth of a dreadnought. However, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand Auditorium guitars a sleeker look, and more treble zing. The Grand Auditorium body style also helps to focus and sharpen the definition of each note — a quality desirable in any musical style. You’ll also find your Grand Auditorium guitar to be incredibly comfortable, whether you’re playing seated or standing.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics

If you play plugged in, then you’re going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 324ce. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it’s positioned and how it’s integrated into the 324ce’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 phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

    What Taylor Says...

    This darkly alluring cutaway Grand Auditorium boasts unique visual appeal thanks to its mahogany top, and there’s sonic magic under the hood as well. Our groundbreaking V-Class bracing enhances the volume, sustain and projection, bringing out even more of the natural midrange focus of its Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. While the natural compression of the hardwood mahogany top tends to even out the response across the tonal spectrum, the V-Class design boosts the dynamic range, especially in the upper register, and the in-tuneness of the notes everywhere along the fretboard is wonderfully consistent. All of these nuances add up to a versatile choice for gigging, practicing or recording across multiple playing styles. The dusky hues of the mahogany top project a rootsy vibe, accented by a shaded edgeburst, black binding, a matching pickguard, and muted satin-finish sheen. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.

    Grand Auditorium

    Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

    Tropical Mahogany

    The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.

    Tasmanian Blackwood

    Blackwood produces a strong volume, with a focused midrange and rich top-end shimmer.

    Expression System® 2

    The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

    V-Class Bracing

    A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

    Venetian Cutaway

    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.

    Taylor 324ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

    • Tropical mahogany top; Tasmanian blackwood back and sides
    • Bracing: V-Class with Relief Rout
    • Venetian cutaway
    • Tropical mahogany neck with satin finish
    • West African ebony fingerboard with black binding
    • Gemstone Italian acrylic fingerboard inlay
    • West African ebony headstock overlay
    • Black graphite nut, Micarta saddle
    • Scale length: 25.5"
    • West African ebony bridge pins
    • Taylor nickel tuning machines
    • Satin top, side, and back finish

        Series 300
        String Type Steel
        Number of Strings 6
        Body Shape Grand Auditorium
        Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
        Color Shaded Edgeburst
        Finish Satin 5.0 Blackwood Stain
        Top Wood Tropical Mahogany
        Back & Sides Wood Tasmanian Blackwood
        Body Bracing V-Class bracing with Relief Rout
        Binding Black Plastic
        Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
        Fingerboard Material Ebony
        Fingerboard Inlay Small Diamonds
        Number of Frets 20
        Scale Length 25.5"
        Tuning Machines Taylor Black, 17:1 gear ratio
        Bridge Material Ebony
        Nut/Saddle Material Black Graphite nut/Micarta saddle
        Nut Width 1.75"
        Body Length 20"
        Body Width 4.62"
        Body Depth 16"
        Electronics Expression System 2
        Strings Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)
        Case Included Deluxe Hardshell Brown
        Manufacturer Part Number A303002111004361127