Taylor K28e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst Koa

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The Taylor Koa Series K28e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa' unique tone profile: a blend of strong fund... Read More

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Overview

The Taylor Koa Series K28e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa' unique tone profile: a blend of strong fundamental notes and top-end sparkle. The koa top tends to impart a more controlled attack compared to spruce, so the notes roll in more softly and then linger, producing extended sustain. With additional time and playing, the guitar will continue to open up to become warmer, sweeter and more responsive.

Grand Orchestra (GO)
Body Length: 20-5/8" / Body Width: 16-3/4" / Body Depth: 5"
Just as the Grand Symphony yields a deeper, more powerful voice than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Orchestra stands out as a more robust alternative to the Grand Symphony. The GO shape features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. Under the hood, a new bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain. What separates the Grand Orchestra from other big-bodied guitars is how balanced the tone is from top to bottom, especially given its brawny bass. And unlike other big-body guitars that require an aggressive attack to get the top moving, the GO is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound that' brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra won™t disappoint. From big cowboy chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements, the Grand Orchestra might be the most expressive and versatile big guitar you ever play.

Hawaiian Koa
Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii
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.

Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).

Expression System
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That' why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor' 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' 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 their acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor 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
  • Grand Orchestra body shape
  • Hawaiian Koa body and top
  • Tropical mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Island vine inlays
  • Taylor Expression System electronics
Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Orchestra
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Top Wood: Hawaiian Koa
    Body Length: 20-5/8"
    Electronics: ES
    Body Width: 16-3/4"
    Cutaway: None
    Body Depth: 5"
    Nut & Saddle: Bone
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: Grand Orchestra Bracing
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: Island Vine
    Headstock Overlay: Ebony
    Binding: Indian Rosewood
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Tuners: Gotoh
    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 Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood
    Heel length: 3-7/8
    Purfling Material:
    Peghead Finish: Gloss
    Peghead Inlay: Island Vine
    Peghead Binding: Indian Rosewood
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother-of-Pearl
    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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