Taylor has been crafting baritone guitars for about eight years now, almost exclusively featuring a Grand Symphony body. The only baritone dreadnought offered (outside its Custom program) was a limite... Click To Read More About This Product
Taylor has been crafting baritone guitars for about eight years now, almost exclusively featuring a Grand Symphony body. The only baritone dreadnought offered (outside its Custom program) was a limited run in the spring of 2014, featuring sapele back and sides and a mahogany top. It was loaded with husky-voiced baritone character, and the natural compression of the hardwood mahogany top helped spread the sonic warmth and woodiness evenly across the tonal spectrum. But Taylor has never made a spruce-top baritone dreadnought — until now. This 400 Series Limited Edition 410e-Baritone-6 pairs African ovangkol with Engelmann spruce. Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers enjoyed working with the woods and the dreadnought form to forge a baritone with no shortage of personality, as he explains. “Ovangkol is similar to rosewood in its tonal characteristics, with a little more control and midrange balance, which fits the baritone’s personality,” he says. “Paired with a spruce top, the guitar has a powerful attack, and a complex voicing. Formed as a dreadnought body, which tends to emphasize a strong lower midrange presence, this recipe serves up one of the most powerful baritone guitars that we’ve made. It’s got a lot of gusto.” To match the guitar’s deeper, rumbling sonic register (it’s tuned B to B), Andy chose a dusky, neo-vintage aesthetic treatment featuring a tobacco sunburst top with color-matched tobacco shading on the ovangkol back and sides. A gloss finish heightens the rich appearance of the deep brown color, reflecting subtle hints of ovangkol’s variegation to add visual depth. The mahogany neck also received the tobacco color treatment to match the back, with a satin finish for a smooth handfeel. White binding accents the dreadnought’s contours and adds a crisp counterpoint against the tobacco shading.
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