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Taylor K26ce Koa Series Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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K26ce features Hawaiian koa's captivating beauty, which is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerg... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

K26ce features Hawaiian koa's captivating beauty, which is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood™s natural appeal. When you need to plug in, it features Taylor's highly trusted Expression System to ensure your sound stays true through the PA.

Grand Symphony

The Grand Symphony shape joined the Taylor's 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. 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.

Koa
A tropical hardwood, koa's tone blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple. Due to its density, a new koa guitar tends to start out sounding a little bright and tight, somewhat like maple. But the more a koa guitar is played, the more the sound opens up, expanding the midrange and rewarding the player with a richer, sweeter, more resonant tone. A common mistake is when a bright player buys a koa guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to warm up.

Venetian
Standard on all œce models, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The Grand Symphony has a steeper slope than other styles.

Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple
Taylor owners love the clear, full acoustic tone of their kids. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That™s why Taylor spent several years developing theirr own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor™s groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor™s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

FEATURES

Number of strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian koa
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top wood: Hawaiian koa
Body length: 20"
Electronics: ES
Body width:16-1/4"
Cutaway: Venetian
Body depth: 4-5/8"
Nut & saddle: Bone
Neck width: 1-3/4"
Neck/Heel: Tropical mahogany
Bracing: CV bracing with relief rout
Fretboard wood: Ebony
Fretboard inlay: Island vine
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Binding: Indian Rosewood
Bridge pins: Ebony
Tuners: Taylor Gold
Truss rod cover: Ebony
Back/Side finish: Gloss
Top finish: Gloss
Neck finish: Satin
Pickguard: None
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Number of frets: 20
Armrest binding: None
Back config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap wood: None
Backstrap finish: None
Brand of strings: Elixir Medium
Buttons: Gold
Edge Trim: Maple
Filler (Body): Clear
Filler (Neck): Clear
Fingerboard ext: None
Fretboard binding: Indian Rosewood
Heel vap binding: Indian Rosewood
Heel lengthz; 3-1/2"
Purfling material: Fiber
Peghead finish: Gloss
Peghead purfling: None
Peghead inlay: Island Vine
Peghead binding: Indian Rosewood
Peghead logo: Taylor maple
Peghead type: Standard
Rosette mat.: Rosewood/maple/rosewood
Rosette size: Single ring
Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst
Type of neck joint: Scarf
Wedge: none
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