Taylor 324e Mahogany Top Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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A rich-grained mahogany top paired with African sapele back and sides give the medium-size Grand Auditorium body plenty of tonal and visual character. The clear, punchy midrange of the 324ES2 behaves ... Read More

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Overview

A rich-grained mahogany top paired with African sapele back and sides give the medium-size Grand Auditorium body plenty of tonal and visual character. The clear, punchy midrange of the 324ES2 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's dark, vintage looks.

Grand Auditorium (GA)
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's 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's 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. It's 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.

Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Features
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: ES2
  • 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 Light
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Case sold separately
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