Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top  

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The Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is an affordable model with a dark-looking combination of tonewoods. It has a bluesy mix of tropical mahogany for the top and sapele for the back & sides... Read More

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Overview

The Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is an affordable model with a dark-looking combination of tonewoods. It has a bluesy mix of tropical mahogany for the top and sapele for the back & sides, all in a nice satin finish. It's full-size with a scale length of 25-1/2" with a nut width of 1--3/4". It's ready for any style of playing, from strumming to fingerpicking to soloing. Includes hardshell case.

Dreadnought (DN)
Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8" / Body Length: 20"
The potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.
The most traditional of guitar shapes, Bob Taylor has evolved the Taylor Dreadnought over time to honor its enduring sonic heritage yet also refine the look and sound into a more modern package. The Taylor Dreadnought still boasts that powerful dreadnought tone that old school pickers expect, with deep lows and crisp highs, but with a voice that, like every Taylor, is more evenly balanced across the entire tonal spectrum. Perhaps more than any other shape, the Dreadnought remains linked with roots music like bluegrass and folk, in part because of its traditional role in defining those sounds. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love our Dreadnought' blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.

Sapele
Origin: West Africa
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It' sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. We™ll be able to offer it for a long, long time.

Goes Well With: Everything. Like ovangkol, it' a great all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.

Features
  • Dreadnought body shape
  • Tropical mahogany top
  • Sapele back & sides
Specifications
  • Shape: Dreadnought
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Sapele
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
    Body Length: 20"
    Electronics: None
    Body Width: 16"
    Cutaway: None
    Body Depth: 4 5/8"
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
    Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    Binding: Black
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    Back/Side Finish: Satin
    Top Finish: Satin
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Pickguard: Black
    Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
    Number of Frets: 20
    Armrest Binding: None
    Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
    Backstrap Wood: None
    Backstrap Finish: None
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
    Buttons: Chrome
    Edge Trim: None
    Filler (Body): Brown
    Filler (Neck): Brown
    Fingerboard Ext: None
    Fretboard Binding: Black
    Heel Cap Binding: Black
    Heel length: 3-1/2"
    Purfling Material: Plastic
    Peghead Finish: Satin
    Peghead Inlay: None
    Peghead Binding: None
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Rosette Mat.: Plastic
    Rosette Size: Three Ring
    Stain/Sunburst: None
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    Wedge: None
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Taylor320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top
 
5.0

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5.0

As Good as it Gets!

By Herbert

from Temecula, CA

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Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

I have owned this Taylor for about a month now and I can't say enough good things about it! I was considering the Martin d15. Both have great sound, but after laboring weeks and playing one then the other and going back and forth. I settled on the Taylor 320 and I am sure glad I did! This guitar is a "10"great sound, smooth transitions and beautiful looks!

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5.0

As Good as it Gets!

By Herbert

from Temecula, CA

Site Member

Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

I have owned this Taylor for about a month now and I can't say enough good things about it! I was considering the Martin d15. Both have great sound, but after laboring weeks and playing one then the other and going back and forth. I settled on the Taylor 320 and I am sure glad I did! This guitar is a ""10""great sound, smooth transitions and beautiful looks!

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5.0

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By dennis

from Alexandria, Virginia

Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

The 320 Dread, is a wonderful sounding voice. this guitar is the Blues, the Folk. The Mahogony and Sapele blend together to make a full rich sound that compliments every melody. A great looking guitar, easy to play neck. The perfect addition to my collection. great bass tones, beautiful resonating sustaines. Bob Taylor, has dond it again, my sixth Taylor Guitar. I havent met a Taylor I did not,enjoy, from Bob to James to Liz. This guitar has fast become one of my Daily Picked guitars. Buy this guitar, IT, will tell you: what I am saying, is true. The sound of this guitar will increase your enjoyment, and suprise your ears. I have Martins,Gibsons, Taylors,Gretch, Alvarez, Seagul,Epiphone, Fender. This paticular guitar, is one of my Five Favorite.

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5.0

Amazing guitar

By Al ferante

from Islip

Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

Sat in the Martin /Taylor acoustic room for an hour. Tried every guitar from $700-$3000. Have to say this baby stood out. Had a much fuller sound than anything I tried. Lots. Of rich upper mid tone. A lot of the acoustics sounded thin to me but this baby projected like none other. Not the most expensive Taylor but def one of the best sounding. I was not looking for the prettiest guitar but the best sounding one. I went in looking for a acoustic with electronics and a cutaway but chose this one which has none of these features . Tone was just too good to pass up.

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5.0

What a sweet tone.

By Michael Fialkowsky

from somewhere, NJ

Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

I played this guitar side-by-side, with other Martins, ranging from $700-2000. This $1000 Taylor is just a better guitar for the money. The Taylor has that amazing deep-rich sound, it just pulls you in, you can't put it down....the Perfect Tone. They are made in California, USA, quality looks and Feels correct. The Martins unfortunately, have lost quality control on anything Under $2000, which is bizarre considering they are apparently made in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Just look close up and compare them, you'll see it...unless you're a "brand loyalist", lol.

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5.0

Fantastic in every way!

By Penelope White

from Avon, OH

Comments about Taylor 320 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sapele Back/Sides Mahogany Top:

I own a great electric guitar (a Gibson Les Paul) and a great acoustic/electric (a Takamine Pro), but was feeling the lack of quality acoustic guitar in my life. So off to GC I trekked with 3 guitars and an amp in tow for the purpose of trading. While my trades were being processed I spent an enormous amount of time trying out guitar after guitar - everything from relatively inexpensive acoustics made by Luna to top-of-the-line Martins. Once I picked this guitar up, played it and felt and heard the amazing resonance, that was it. Just to make sure, I did try some Martins and Breedloves that had caught my eye, but I kept going to back to the Taylor 320. The depth of tone and the rich timbre just cannot be beat. Even compared to guitars costing three times as much, the 320 stands in a class of its own. A great bonus is the custom fitted hardshell case and the choice of Elixir strings to enhance the beautiful sound the 320 produces. This is my first Taylor, but I can tell you, it will not be my last!

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