Not only is the rare quilted sapele used for this series visually different from the sapele used elsewhere in the Taylor line, its tonal response is also distinctive. These flatsawn sets have more flex, which translates into greater power and warmth on the low end. A premium European spruce top is the perfect complement, blending elements of Adirondack spruce’s robust output (thanks in part to Adirondack spruce bracing on four of the steel-string models, including this one) with a hint of cedar’s warmth. Quilted sapele and ivoroid appointments, including a diamond “Solitaire” inlay scheme, add elegant sophistication to the guitar.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Similar to Engelmann spruce, with extra headroom and overtone warmth for a robust, mature sound.
Besides boasting gorgeous figure, the tone enhances sapele’s “bright mahogany” voice with extra low-end warmth.
The proprietary, all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup/preamp works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound.
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.
This guitar is in great playing and sounding condition, and bears very minimal signs of wear and tear. At most what can be found are a few very light belt scuffs along the backside, as well as a small ding on the sound hole (as pictured). Otherwise this guitar is very clean and is looking for a great home. This will of course include its original hard shell case as well as a full setup from our certified Taylor service center.