Posted on 18th February 2019 by Callum
Up until now, Taylor has been known for modern takes on acoustic tones. But, this batch of new guitars manages to convey a whole new personality to the Dreadnought and Grand Concert acoustic groups. Featuring the tone shaping control of Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, they deliver well-seasoned sound, low-end power. It’s Taylor, but like you’ve never heard!
The Builder’s Edition collection shows off Taylor’s boundary-pushing pursuits. Each guitar is built to be the most player-friendly instrument, both in terms of sound and feel. And, of course, they feature that aforementioned, award-winning V-class bracing – a game-changing framework that delivers improved volume and sustain. Available with a natural finish in both the 500 and 700 series, the guitars also come in a lovely Wild Honey Burst Finish
Firstly, it’s the Grand Concert guitars is the 522e. It’s a 12-fret electro-acoustic that delivers a brilliantly bright and warm tone with bags of projection. Its NT neck design gives players a straighter and more stable instrument, offering more resistance to common problems found in regular necks. Additionally, the revolutionary Expression System 2 pickup features three independently positioned and calibrated sensors. This delivers a faithful conveyance of your guitar, whether through a PA or amplifier.
Buy the 522E
Secondly, it’s the 812ce electro-acoustic. Once again, it features that incredibly comfortable 12-fret NT neck design and the Expression System 2 electronics. Furthermore, the Grand Concert body includes a Venetian cutaway that delivers superior comfort and easy access to the upper frets.
Buy the 812CE
Adding to the popular traditions of the GS-Mini social group, Taylor has introduced the GS Mini-e Bass. It’s compact, lightweight and super comfortable to play. But, just because it’s small in physical size doesn’t mean it’s petit in character. In fact, it is as much a powerful recording instrument as it is helpful in size.
Buy the Mini Bass
As well as this whole batch of new guitars, Taylor has recirculated several guitars that had been confined to the discontinued log. So, let’s have a quick look at these, too.
First, the GS Mini. This ever-popular little guitar is a fun little instrument that’s as thrilled to sit in your front room as it is in the back of your car. It delivers a rich, full tone, and, because of its convenient size, provides hassle-free lugging.
Next up, it’s the Taylor 114ce-N Nylon Electro-Acoustic Guitar. Its layered walnut back and sides link up with with a solid Sitka spruce top to deliver a rich and modern voice. And, because it comes with an onboard ES-N electronic system, you can plug in and perform any time you like.
Another guitar back in circulation is this Taylor 214ce Electro-acoustic guitar. Available in a sleek, black finish, this electro-acoustic guitar is built using a spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. It’s renowned for its exciting tone and comes with a barn load of high-end sparkle and midrange punch.
Finally, the Taylor 214ce-CF DLX Electro-Acoustic brings a slice of vintage styling to the Grand Auditorium guitar. Available in a delicious sunburst finish, it’s a visually beautiful guitar that is matched by the sound, too. It’s perfect for a range of playing styles and the pickup system means you can plug into large venues and still sound totally natural.
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