Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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This rosewood laminate Grand Auditorium blends nylon's tonal nuances with Taylor playability and features a cutaway and ES-T under-saddle pickup, all at an enticing price point.

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This rosewood laminate Grand Auditorium blends nylon's tonal nuances with Taylor playability and features a cutaway and ES-T under-saddle pickup, all at an enticing price point.

Grand Auditorium body
The GA is Taylor's most versatile and popular shape, excelling at light-touch fingerstyle to full-blown strumming. Great for using a mic and recording, the Taylor GA guitar's balanced mid range and bright tone exemplify the Taylor voice. The cutaway also provides plenty of comfort and range when accessing the nylon-string guitar's upper-register of the fretboard.

Solid Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood laminate back and sides
The beauty of Indian rosewood is captivating on the Taylor acoustic electric guitar. The laminate back and sides are paired with a solid Sitka spruce top, producing a full, rich tone with ample volume, resonance, and sustain.

Taylor ES-T electronics system
Developed by the same Taylor team that invented the Expression System pickup, the Taylor ES-T under-saddle transducer takes piezo technology to another level. The system features onboard bass, treble, and volume controls, plus custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response to naturally capture the nylon-string voice.

Finish
Breathtaking finish options and ecologically-sound technology is what the Taylor finishing department is focused on. Whether you prefer natural wood, brilliant colors, or exquisite sunbursts, the gloss finish on the Taylor NS24-CE-G nylon-string guitar is the thinnest and most durable available today.

One of the pleasures of living in the modern acoustic guitar era is the diverse palette of tonal flavors available to players. Taylor guitars from the Nylon Series represent the next generation of nylon tone, used not just for traditional classical or Spanish-tinged music, but in virtually every contemporary genre, from rock and pop to jazz and world music.

With a cutaway and a 1-7/8" neck, Taylor's nylons offer steel-string acoustic players a smooth crossover to a fresh sonic texture, and the lighter string tension on this Taylor acoustic electric guitar adds an extra helping of playability.

Features
  • Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium guitar
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Laminate
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Mexican Cypress
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: Black
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Classical Chrome-plated Tuners with Cream Buttons
  • Guitar strings: D'Addario Pro-Art¨ Extra Hard Tension
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-7/8"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15"
  • Bracing: Nylon Series Bracing
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Electronics: ES-T
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
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TaylorNS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice alternative to a steel string

By joseph verga

from New Jersey

Comments about Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

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This is the first Taylor guitar I have owned. I always heard people say you can never go wrong with a Taylor and I never met a Taylor owner who wasn't satisfied. I bought this guitar to have something different from my steel string guitars. I regularly play with other adults and we play all styles of music, including bossa nova and jazz. I have a nearly 40 year old Fender classical guitar that I use to play those styles of music and since I enjoyed those styles, I started looking for a new nylon string guitar. I stumbled upon this guitar and was immediately impresed by its sweet sound, however, the price was a bit steep, nearly double the price of some nice classical acoustic electric guitars, but it is a Taylor, so I decided to make the purchase after trying some other guitars.

If you want a traditional classical guitar, then this is not the guitar for you because it is a hybrid, with a neck slightly wider than a steel string guitar, but definitely narrower than a classical guitar.
I got this guitar a week ago. I like the narrower neck because it allows me to grab chords much easier than a classical. The sound is wonderful--very rich without being too bassy or too high. The sound is also fuller than my Fender, though it really isn't fair to compare the two because my Fender, though nice sounding, is a basic cheapie classical at the lowest end of their classical models.

This guitar packs a punch for a nylon string, even unplugged. I plugged the guitar into my Acoustic 120 amp and the sound is amazing. Beautiful fingerpicking with full rich sound. The pick-up installed by Taylor is great. Very easy to grab barre chords because of the nylon strings.
It has a nice design around the sound hole that looks moorish or spanish. The cutaway lets you go up the neck if you desire. The guitar has an elegant, yet simple look to it.
The hardshell bag that comes with the guitar is very sturdy with hand straps plus two shoulder straps if you want to backpack it. The bag's front has a large zipper pocket. Too bad there is no compartment on the inside, but I am not complaining.

As far as cons go--

Taylor's selling point of this guitar is that you can play any kind of music with this guitar. While agree with that to a certain extent, I wouldn't necessarily put it up against a steel string when playing pop, rock or country music, though folks like Dave Matthews and Zack Brown have made nylon guitars a bit more popular for playing these styles. If you play unplugged with other folks who are using steel string guitars, they will obviously be playing at a higher level, but I held my own with the group while playing pop tunes.

Like most Taylors, there isn't an on board tuner. Not a deal breaker, but I admit that I am spoiled by my other guitars, all of which have on board tuners.

It may bother you that the back and sides are laminate, not solid wood. Taylor makes another model that is solid wood, but it costs more, which was way outside of my price range.

I found myself playing with and without a pick, though I tend to be a heavy strummer who plays mostly with a pick, and the lack of a pickguard frightens me a bit, so I will likely play mostly without a pick, even when strumming, which is a bit of a change.

Bottom line--I love this guitar and I would recommend it to someone who wants an alternative to steel string or wants to enjoy the feel of nylon that you get with a classical without struggling with the wide neck of a classical guitar.

And remember--you can't go wrong with a Taylor!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic guitar for the money

By Michael Dezso

from Atlanta GA

Comments about Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Or for any amount of money, really. I play a lot of fingerstyle guitar (folk, blues, etc.), and really love the playability of this guitar. Smooth neck, good distance on the strings and a balanced sound coming out. I waited for a long time on a nylon guitar because I thought it would change the sound of the music I play too much, make it too Mexican folk or flamenco. But I've been impressed with how much this guitar sounds like a steel string. In fact, some of the bass-y notes sounds significantly better because of the weight of the strings. This is one of the truest sounding guitars I've ever played (I have multiple Martins and a couple of Taylors). I was genuinely shocked at how much so. I don't know what they're doing to the pick ups, but this guitar sounds like the way the AURA Martins work without the AURA part. Nice work Taylor. For the playability, sound and craftsmanship, I would pay a hundreds more for this guitar. My only nit, and it is a nit, is that it's a rather plain bird. But for under $1k, you can't get everything. I'll gladly take the sound.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT Taylor

By David Rubalcava

from La Habra, CA

Comments about Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar plays like butter. It is the most smoothest, richest sounding nylon string guitar that I have ever played in my life. This is my first Taylor and I am very pleased with the playability and tone that this guitar has to offer, it pretty much plays itself.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very good guitar!

By writesongs555

from Sequim, WA

Comments about Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Taylor NS24CE-first day of ownership review. If you're going to go nylon, get at least a 1 7/8" wide nut neck. This Taylor has it, and it's what you need to have good string spacing. Any less than a 1 7/8" nut width, and you'll be bumping strings more often than you'll want to. Even with my small diameter fingers, I found the 1 7/8" nut width was necessary for good playability. The electronics on this guitar sound very good plugged into my new Ibanez T-35 Troubadour acoustic amp, and it sounded very good unplugged as well. I really liked the bass tone, and how it blends in very nicely with the mid & treble strings. The back of this Taylor is made bowled out a little, and because of this it seems that no inner cross braces on the back were needed, which probably contributes to the very nice tonal quality of the bass and overall tone. The fit, finish, and wood quality seems to be very good, and the rosette around the soundhole is made from Cypress, and looks very unusual, yet simple and color coordinated with the guitar. The action at the nut had uneven height strings from the fretboard, so I recommend a good guitar tech or luthier in setting the action. This is a delicate instrument, so play and handle it more attentively than you would a knockaround campfire guitar. Overall I am very pleased with this guitar, and would highly recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEAUTIFUL-Warm and Full

By Ksguitarpicker

from Wichita, Kansas

Comments about Taylor NS24-CE-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I fell in love with this guitar from the first time I picked it up. Her simple elegance is captivating enough, but the warm and full tones from her deep rich base to clear articulate highs absolutley captivated me. Amazing tones from a nylon string guitar! This as all Nylons takes a few minutes for us steel stringers to adjust to, as Nylon guitars are ladies that require a gentle touch, at least until you get to know their personalities and temperments. I got real lucky as the one I bought still came with the Taylor hard shell case and not the new cost saving soft sided thing they have come out with. The electronics package on this is also top notch, I've tried it through my accoustic amps as well as my Fender HRD and Fender London Reverb. OUTSTANDING after a few adjustments with all of them. I have thought about buying a Taylor for 12 years now, never found one I liked better than a Martin,until NOW.

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