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Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Satin Natural Chrome Hardware

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A rich-grained mahogany top paired with African sapele back and sides gives Taylor's medium-size Grand Auditorium body plenty of tonal and visual character. The clear, punchy midrange behaves well in ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

A rich-grained mahogany top paired with African sapele back and sides gives Taylor's medium-size Grand Auditorium body plenty of tonal and visual character. The clear, punchy midrange behaves well in a mix with other instruments, and delivers the kind of musical versatility that make this a reliable guitar in a variety of playing scenarios. Traditional appointments complement mahogany' dark, vintage looks. Includes case.

Grand Auditorium
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker' guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA' overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be a bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won™t let you down.

Sapele

An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago, sapele is 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. Taylor will be able to offer it for a long, long time. 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

  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Cutaway: None
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Nut and 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 Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Satin
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Black
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Heel length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
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Taylor324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super comfortable, easy to play.

By Jlowrie

from Huntington Beach

About Me Novice

Comments about Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

Plays awesome out of the box. Attractive, no frills Taylor. I had to spend the extra cash for the 300 series. There's just something about owning a solid wood, American made guitar.

I originally purchased a used Gibson J 35 for around the same amount, and I really wanted to like it, but there's just something about a Taylor I like more. It's just a preference.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this Product Again!

By Lee's Guitarist

from Riverside, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Warm Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Praise Band
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

    I recommend this guitar to all of you who plays a guitar. Taylor did very fantastic Job on this one. Especially I love Mahogonay Sound. It is very Warm, Rich, Deep Mid- Range Bass, and ofcourse it sounds like Taylor. Personally, This 300 series is way much better than 500-900 series. The reason why 500-900 series is expensive than this 300 series, is just because they look more nice and glossy finish, other than that the sound! Like I said as the sound comes this Taylor 324 is on the Top! I don't know how you guys think, but since is my personal reviews through my experiences this one is the best! I've had Taylor 514ce FLTD 2014 but I switched to this guitar, I don't need to explain why because I've already told you guys for the reason. I truly recommend this guitar to all of you. At least you guys have to try this Taylor 324 once in a life time. I 100% guarantee that you won't regret, once you purchase this guitar. If you are out of budget to get 500-900 series, this guitar is right for you! Thank You!

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By peterpg89

    from Chile

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • Warm sounding

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      Great guitar. This guitar sounds very warm, not as bright as normally steel acoustic guitars sounds, this is the mahoganny wood doing its job. The guitar has a GREAT sustain, is very comfortable to play and stays in tune, at least for 1 week I haven't had to tune it again.

      The guitar is BEAUTIFULL, its woods realy lights your room.

      Nothing but good things to say. Only if you dont want a warm acoutic guitar, don't go for this one I think.

       
      5.0

      Old school

      By Marc

      from FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

        There is something about a satin finish non cutaway hog top that just floats my boat. It's got that cool old school vibe. It's a bit warmer then most other Taylors. Excellent value sweet guitar!

         
        5.0

        Beautiful guitar!

        By simon

        from Thousand Oaks

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Taylor 324 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

          Was looking for a mini GS but saw this one...couldn't resist! Doesn't have the fancy inlays as the 400 and up series but sounds amazing!

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