Taylor's last run of Brazilian imbuia limited editions was in 2003”a testament to the procurement challenge this exotic tonewood represents. The beautiful batch of imbuia used for this special instrum... Click To Read More About This Product
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Taylor's last run of Brazilian imbuia limited editions was in 2003”a testament to the procurement challenge this exotic tonewood represents.
The beautiful batch of imbuia used for this special instrument exhibits deep caramel hues with rich variegation and is accented with a figured koa back mini wedge and a matching koa heel cap and binding. Tonally, imbuia's density yields tight, bright tones with plenty of low-end thump and sustain. This guitar is topped with Sitka spruce and features an abalone rosette with koa soundhole binding. Figured Hawaiian koa binding dramatically accents the body, neck and peghead, while a matching koa mini wedge bisects the bookmatched back panels. Tonally, imbuia's hardness and density yield a tight, crisp, responsive tone, with nice sustain and plenty of low-end "thump."
The Spring Limiteds come with a cutaway, Taylor's popular and intuitive Expression System pickup, and in a hardshell case.
Taylor Expression System
The Taylor ES delivers an amplified tone that will satisfy the most demanding pro player, yet makes it simple for anyone to plug in and sound great. The Expression System incorporates three different magnetic sensors. Two strategically placed Dynamic Body Sensors affixed to the underside of the soundboard capture the complex nuances of the top's vibration, while a Dynamic String Sensor mounted beneath the fretboard extension registers string and neck vibration. The preamp boosts the pickup signal cleanly, without the need for artificial EQ "coloration". The balanced, low-impedance signal the Expression System produces can run direct into a mixer or PA in most situations, and is free of distortion at almost any volume. Three simple, unintrusive onboard control knobs preserve the aesthetic beauty of your Taylor, yet allow you to easily adjust the volume, bass, and treble to suit your personal preferences and performance environment. The payoff is in the purity of high-fidelity amplified tone, unprecedented dynamic range, and extraordinary resistance to feedback and distortion. It enables all of the expressive subtleties of your playing to come through, just the way you intended.
Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
Back and Sides: Imbuia with 3-piece Koa Mini Wedge
Top: Sitka Spruce
Soundhole Rosette: 900 Series Abalone
Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
Binding: Hawaiian Koa
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510
Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Number of Frets: 20
Fretboard Radius: 15"
Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout)
Color Options: None
Sunburst Options: None
Electronics: Taylor Expression System
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4-5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Overall Length: 41"
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell