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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
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 Auditorium|
|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||Small Diamonds|
|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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