The mahogany-top 326ce Grand Symphony, with its Venetian cutaway, makes a great match for rootsy fingerstyle players in search of a comfortable-size guitar. The short-scale neck makes fretting and ben... Click To Read More About This Product
The mahogany-top 326ce Grand Symphony, with its Venetian cutaway, makes a great match for rootsy fingerstyle players in search of a comfortable-size guitar. The short-scale neck makes fretting and bending easier while the mahogany/sapele wood pairing yields a surprisingly dynamic tonal range for a smaller body. Appointments include a black pickguard and binding with a crisp white top trim and rosette. The guitar comes equipped with Expression System 2 electronics for a dynamic amplified acoustic sound.
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you'e a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn™t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.
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 and 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 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 œprofessional 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.