The warm, responsive tone of the Taylor 710CE guitar's solid Engelmann spruce top enhances the rich, full overtones of gorgeous solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The rosewood binding--single on th... Read More
The warm, responsive tone of the Taylor 710CE guitar's solid Engelmann spruce top enhances the rich, full overtones of gorgeous solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The rosewood binding--single on the fretboard and combined with a 5-ply black-and-white pattern on the top--combined with an abalone rosette and gold tuners gives this acoustic electric dreadnought a distinctive and lush appearance. Expression System electronics feature patented Dynamic Sensors for more accurate tonal reproduction than you've ever heard. Onboard tone controls. Gloss finish is resistant to cold checking. Cutaway design for easy access to upper frets.
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Taylor 710CE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar. I bought mine and it is AMAZING. Perfection in a dreadnought. Great wood, warm sound, smooth neck, the pickup sounds EXACTLY like the guitar unpluged. Beware of phantom power... its the devil for these guitars if you plan to just plug in with a trs 2 the snake but if you use a DI it doesn't mater.
Recently I made a trip to my nearest guitar dealer, and I just happened to stumble upon this, I was able to rent one out to try it out further. Tasty details are all over this guitar, including a solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood sides and back, a mahogany neck topped with an ebony fretboard, a sound hole trimmed in koa (a mahogany variant from Hawaii) and beautiful Indian rosewood binding around the body. The Taylor 710CE features gold-plated Grover tuners, a Tusq saddle for brightness and sustain, and pearl dots on the usual frets. The scale is 25.5 inches, typical of dreadnought guitars, with an adjustable truss rod and a neck width at the nut of 1.75 inches. The 710CE I played was fitted with the much-talked about, Taylor Expression System electronics package with a pickup under the neck and two newly-invented body sensors. There are three, perfectly placed knobs on the front curve of the body for volume, bass and treble control. The strap button at the base of the guitar doubles as a 1/4-inch jack and there is another strap button on the heel of the neck. Taylor's high-end dreadnoughts have been given an upgrade with the internal X-bracing moved forward to about one inch from the sound hole, a feature that allows more bass from an acoustic (think old prewar Martins and their vintage reissue descendants). Everyone who has the idea in there head that all Taylors are midrange and treble need to hear the new 710. The guitar that I tried was beautifully made. The sides and back had a rich glow from the rosewood, and the internal construction was spotless and clean. Unlike a Martin, the truss rod is adjusted underneath a screwed-on rosewood plate on the headstock. The bridge is black ebony, with the strings held in place with ebony pins that are decorated with luminous dots of abalone. With the design change in top wood and brace system, the 710CE is showed its colors on first play. Playing a lead on the treble strings was loud and clear, but there was no metallic edge that I have heard on other electric-acoustic guitars. The Taylor 710CE's sound (with these strings) reminds me of the classic bluegrass guitar sound with lots of clean projection, but without a lot of edginess. The action was excellent, particularly with light-gauge bronze strings. Light-gauge phosphor-bronze strings give it a little brighter sound. The standard medium Elixir bronze strings have a bassier tone than lights. CONCLUSION At $3,148 retail, it is a real pleasure to play a guitar of Taylor's quality. The volume, warm sound and the excellent playability make this one of my favorites so far. And did I mention the Expression system? Just amazing feedback rejection and natural sound. There are other choices for less than three grand, but there is just something extra you get from a Taylor. Look at how many working musicians play them.
Why buy a $2500 guitar when I could have bought ten cheap ones? The Taylor 710ce is a lifetime dream guitar. It a slightly conservative looking high quality musical instrument. It feels right. Easy to play as a good electric. Very good tone. Easy on the fingers. Life is short, buy a Taylor.
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