Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model)  

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The Taylor 310ce may be the finest dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar you can get in this price range. The warm tone and open midrange of solid sapele back and sides balances the bright and snappy c... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Taylor 310ce may be the finest dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar you can get in this price range. The warm tone and open midrange of solid sapele back and sides balances the bright and snappy characteristics of a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped X bracing. Textured satin back and sides, gloss top, ebony fretboard and bridge, plus Indian rosewood headstock veneer for classic Taylor visual appeal. Rupert Neve-designed Expression System electronics with Dynamic Sensor and tone controls capture top and string vibration like never before.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Expression System electronics
  • Indian rosewood headstock veneer
  • Cutaway dreadnought body design
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1-3/4" nut width
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Taylor310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model)
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By taylormade

from Zionsville, PA

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

I finally picked up my first Taylor after many years of debating whether to get a Martin, Ibanez Artwood, Seagull, etc. The thing that spoke to me about the 310ce was the timber and tone that it instantly projects. Granted, the stock Elixir strings always breathe new life into any guitar, but these Taylors have a fit and finish like no other. It seems to fit in my hands perfectly and has amazing action and intonation for an acoustic guitar. I played various Martin's and although I'm still a huge fan, I think they have an overall warmer and traditional folky tone. The Taylor's seem to be pushing the modern envelope and the first model of their higher end is no exception. I personally love the sound of mahogany and how much bass you get, and I prefer this over the 410ce that I played. I wouldn't say it's the best value as I've recently read that Tropical Mahogany and Sapele have shot up in price over the last few years. However, you will not be disappointed and Taylor makes sure that you'll love this guitar for years to come. I already played it out plugged in through a PA and it sounds very natural, unlike most electric acoustics. But for excellent all around playability, tone, strumming chords or soloing in the higher registers, give the 310ce a long, hard look and you won't be disappointed.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gold beneath my fingers..

By Gregory Dean Thomas Sr.

from Dublin, Georgia

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

I'm 50 years old and have been playing since I was 9 In that time I've played every kind of guitar imaginable from a Gibson Hummingbird to an old Washburn When I put my hands on this guitar for the first time I knew I had to have one It has a great range, easy action and the cutaway makes for a long scale that's easy to play The Expressions system in this guitar is smooth and clear I've had mine for 4 years now There is no guitar in this price range that even compares Hopefully my son will continue to play this long after I'm gone

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professional Quality - Right Outta Da Box

By Matt Skinner

from Fairfield, CA

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

Taylor's new ad in Acoustic Guitar Magazine says, "The kind of age-old craftsmanship that can only come from an age-old craftsman. And his helper robot." I love that. I had no reservations about ordering a Taylor from an online retailer without ever having played it. I'd played enough of them in several stores to know they're consistency. Right outta da box...tone, tone, and more tone. Per the serial number, the particular guitar I received was built just over two months ago. I CANNOT WAIT to hear what it sounds like over the years as it opens up and gains character. Clear highs, pronounced mids, and little bit of boom. I love it. I'm so thankful I bought this. I gave it a 4.5 on features only because it would be nice to have perhaps a abalone rosette, like on the 500 series. The concentric rings are a little plain, but any serious guitarist knows that looks ALWAYS take a back seat to tone. Put this "workhorse" to work for you today.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By BluezguyD

from Punta Gorda Florida

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

I bought my 310CE about 6 months before Taylor introduced the expression system. I've played 310's with the expression system and there is a definate difference in sound but I'm perfectly happy with what I have. The point is the guitar itself. I have tried out every other model Taylor, Martin and Gibson I can get my hands on and still prefer my 310CE. Yes it is a bit quieter than other models but I plug it in or mike it and it sounds absolutely like an acoustic guitar should. Great tone and a pleasure to play. So far 3 of my friends have traded in a Martin, a Guild, and a Gibson to get a Taylor after playing my 310CE. I will definately own other Taylors but I will never give up my 310CE. The fact that it is one of the lower cost Taylors only sweetens the deal....

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

INCREDIBLE Guitar!

By Jim

from Seattle, Wa

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

I have only had this guitar for a little while, but this is a totally sweet sounding guitar. I sound SO good when i play now, it is very high quality! It also holds tune very well. My friend has a 710ce, which is just higher quality wood, but I can tell you that Taylor throws in ALL their design ingenuity to every guitar, so that my guitar sounds just as good as his does in tone quality. This guitar is completely worth it, but my only suggestion would be to get Martin SP strings to go with it. The guitar comes with Elixirs, but I have found that Martins work even better.

(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'M HAPPY WITH IT

By EA

from Guatemala City

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

Well this is my first Taylor, and I can't be Happier. This guitar makes any Begining Player a Master. The ES is great live and also recording. I have use it to play many different kinds of music like Blues, Country, Soft rock, Pop, etc, etc. I think this guitar sounds like a really "Acoustic" should sound. Altough it doesn't need a Direct Box, I prefer to use it. I think it sounds better with it.

(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Guitar But......

By mmukav

from Chardon, Ohio

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

This Taylor guitar is really nice! Mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top. The tuners are top notch, and the fit and finish of this instrument is what you'd expect from Taylor. My partner in our band plays this one. Comes with a great hardshelled case. This guitar is rather quiet though, I guess to be expected with the mahogany body. Not a very big bottom end. Somewhat thin top end. What makes up for this is the built-in pickup and preamp. You can dial in just about any sound you'd like, and this makes up for it's shortcomings. If you're looking for something more open acoustically, I'd look around. But a great value nontheless.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For people who like the ...

By Zeek Zygote

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Taylor 310ce Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):

For people who like the Taylor sound, there really isn't any substitute, and this guitar is one of the most affordable ways to get that sound. I've used my guitar for countless gigs and recording projects, and it's never let me down. The pickups are top-notch, the size of the body gives it great amplification, and the sound has only gotten sweeter as it has aged. I'm particularly a fan of its low action. Being a lower-end Taylor, this axe doesn't have some of the cosmetic stuff as some of the higher-end models - the inlays are pretty simple, the woods not overly exotic looking, and the binding not as ornate. The back and sides also have a satin finish which tends to wear a bit easier - some areas near the binding of my guitar have begun to chip off. You'll also notice as you own it that your arms will wear parts of the finish smooth. But in terms of sound and quality, it's all Taylor - bright, loud, articulate tone, low action, quality tuners and electronics. The wood used is totally quality - a really nicely figured top, with a solid black ebony fretboard and mahogany sides that have straight, narrow grain. So, while this guitar may not be as fancy as some higher-end Taylors, it sounds amazing, plays great, and, very simply, feels like a solid, luxury guitar. I'm sure that I'll be playing mine for years to come.

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