Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The Taylor DN3 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar delivers signature Taylor performance, quality, and value. The DN3 Guitar is a great introduction to the solid-wood Taylor experience. The Taylor DN3 has a ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Taylor DN3 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar delivers signature Taylor performance, quality, and value. The DN3 Guitar is a great introduction to the solid-wood Taylor experience. The Taylor DN3 has a back and sides made of sapele, and a Sitka spruce top to create a rich tonal tapestry. The DN3 has a booming bass and articulate mids that dare you to dig in and challenge your flatpicking prowess. Appointments include a bound ebony neck, chrome plated tuners, and an Indian rosewood headstock overlay. Simple, traditional styling and renowned Taylor craftsmanship make this one of their most popular models.

Features
  • Body Style: 6-String dreadnought
  • Back & Sides: Sapele
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Pearl Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Cream Plastic
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Plated Taylor Tuners
  • Strings: Elixir Medium Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
  • No. of frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15"
  • Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern W/Relief Rout)
  • Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
  • Cutaway: None
  • Electronics: None
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Overall Length: 41"
  • Case: Taylor Hardshell
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TaylorDN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 36 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exemplary Guitar

By Matt BenDaniel

from Boston, MA

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

My DN3 has beautiful tone and harmonics, and huge volume. Action is excellent. I really like the wide nut. Easy to precisely tune and stays in tune, even adding capo. Build quality is amazing, even what can be seen inside the sound hole. No flaws I can find. Strap buttons are fine. I plan to install aftermarket pickup. Purchased 2012. Taylor is also a leader in using sustainable woods.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good mix

By Jonathan Bungay

from Newfoundland

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I am enjoying the guitar, make sure it is gets a good set up and you should be happy with the purchase
No Frills guitar with a decent sound.
Solid build, quality feel, heavy headstock light body
Scoring one used can let you have one for 800 or less, and brand is just over a grand...can't beat that considering the other options in that price range.

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Mitchell Brewer

from Murrieta, CA

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought the DN3 today, it is awesome! Singing trebles, booming bass, and just the right amount of mids. Super lightweight guitar, looks pretty and sounds just as good! FYI, I bought the Fishman Rare Earth Active Humbucking Soundhole pickup and installed it in like 7 minutes, also highly recommended for this guitar (sounds great through a PA). Happy buying!

 
5.0

Fine instrument!

By christopher Hanny

from Cape Coral, Florida

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This was my first Taylor purchase as I have always been a Martin man myself. I must say it is very similar to a D-16 although with a little brighter punctual sound and its also easier to play than a Martin in my opinion having owned 3 of them previously. It has good projection while at the same time being light weight. I am very pleased with my purchase!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is it really true?

By Bobby Spassov

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Yes it is that good. I have been playing guitar on and off for 12 years this is my second high priced acoustic ( I consider high to be more than $1000 for an acoustic). The first acoustic I bought and end up exchanging for this one was Martin GPCPA4, which is a good guitar but I replaced the plastic bridge pins with Tusq, lowered the action and still couldn't get it to play comfortably for me. I tend to be a heavy strummer so I was experiencing a lot of string buzz. So back to GC, I played most every guitar on the wall (even when choosing the Martin) and the DN3 just melted in my hands like butter. Action was almost perfect off the wall, it sounded warm and loud compared to other Taylors I've played even the higher end. It looks so simple yet elegant, although I installed a pick guard and some abalone inlayed pins just a personal touch. I have been playing it for over two weeks now and it seem to be build flawlessly. I also but some Martin DARCO 12s and its louder with a better bottom end. The case is supper nice, it would have been even better if you are able to lock it. My advise is if this instrument is in your price range definitely worth giving it a go. If your budget is smaller try some of the Seagulls they are very nice guitars IMO. In conclusion I would buy this guitar again with no doubt in my mind.

 
5.0

Taylor Love!

By Rob Kickhofel

from michigan

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Nicer than I expected and knowing Taylor I expected better than the competition. I am very pleased with this dn3! I love playing it every day. I have some nice guitars an this is now my favorite.
Easy to play wonderful tone and volume.
Flawles!
Should have cost 2 grand!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not too Bright

By John Traynor

from Bronxville, NY

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

To start I am not a militant Taylor guy or Martin for that matter..I actually own and love models from both..The online arguments about these two companies can be daunting for new players trying to find a guitar. That said..I own this guitar and it is fantastic, not too much Taylor brightness...Definitely has Taylor playability..it just sings. Great bass and it really resonates..The only draw back would be ..its really loud lol.. not the guitar for night time strumming. seems to stay in tune forever..For an all wood dread with this quality of sound and workmanship its a steal..

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Guitar

By Benjamin Ohringer

from Washington

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I spent at least 2 months looking for a great acoustic in an affordable price range. I played countless guitars and at first purchased a Taylor 214ce. I ended up not liking the electronics and decided to instead invest in an a all solid wood, made in America, pure acoustic. I then purchased this guitar and a Taylor GA3. The GA3 was definitely more comfortable, but I loved the tone of the DN3 SO much more. The tone encompasses the warm characteristics of a dreadnaught guitar, but also still maintains that signature Taylor sound. I returned the GA3 and have been playing the DN3 every day ever since.

In my opinion, this is the best choice in the price range. Nothing compared until at least twice the price.

The only thing this guitar lacks is a pickguard. I am not sure if I will even add one because I'm starting to like the unique look.

Try out every guitar you see! Don't buy one unless it makes you want to play it every single day.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thanks !

By Kevin Skotnicki

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I recently stopped in Guitar Center with a plan to purchase a Breedlove. However, after trying one, and after asking a few questions , the staff suggested I try the Taylor DN3 as well. Couldn't be happier! The Breedlove felt stiff (then agian, I haven't played in over 2 decades). The Taylor felt great, and continues to feel great.

 
5.0

Taylor all the way!

By Taylor T

from Maine

Comments about Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for 2 years. I bought it second hand from a lefty who hardly used it. I have a slightly older model than this which has a beautiful pickguard on it that really complements the look of this guitar. The sound is unbeatable. This guitar has an output like no other. The action is perfect in every way. The woods that make this guitar are beautiful. If you want a good almost professional guitar buy this. Taylor is a leader in the acoustic guitar world and this dn3 is living proof!

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