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

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The Koa Series K28e Series Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa's unique tone profile: a blend of strong fun... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-09-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Koa Series K28e Series Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa's 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. The beautiful wood-rich appointment motif features the fluid Island Vine inlay, Indian rosewood binding, maple top trim, and a rosewood/maple rosette. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor's Expression System 2 acoustic electronics for pro-level amplified tone.

Grand Orchestra
The newest shape to join the Taylor family unleashes the boldest, richest voice available in a Taylor guitar. 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's 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.

Koa
A tropical hardwood from the Big Island of Hawaii, 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. It goes goes well with fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Note: Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).

Expression System 2
The K28e features Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2), a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

FEATURES

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: Expression System 2
Body Width: 16-3/4"
Cutaway: None
Body Depth: 5"
Nut and 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 Phosphor Bronze Medium
Buttons: Gold
Edge Trim: Maple
Fingerboard Ext: None
Fretboard Binding: Indian Rosewood
Heel Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood
Heel length: 3-7/8
Peghead Finish: Gloss
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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