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Taylor Presentation Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Cocobolo

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The Presentation Series guitars occupy a class all their own. Taylor's finest sets of cocobolo are paired with premium Sitka spruce tops. A contoured ebony armrest blends beauty and playing comfort. O... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Presentation Series guitars occupy a class all their own. Taylor's finest sets of cocobolo are paired with premium Sitka spruce tops. A contoured ebony armrest blends beauty and playing comfort. Other high-end details include colorful paua edging, a cocobolo backstrap, and an elaborate Nouveau vine fretboard inlay complemented by elegant headstock torch and bridge inlays. Offered with Gotoh Gold tuners and a bone nut and saddle.

Cocobolo
Origin: Central Mexico
Used On: Presentation Series, Limited Editions
Cocobolo is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a fairly bright tone. Sonically, it's similar to koa, but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although it doesn't have quite the full low end of rosewood or ovangkol. Fast and responsive, with moderate note decay, it's articulate with lots of note distinction. Goes well with: A wide range of playing styles (depending on the body shape). Also, with players who want a brighter rosewood sound with a little less low end and a little more treble zing.

Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? Thats why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylors 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 us to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylors 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's acoustic guitars, which allowed us 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

Potent dreadnought tone for flatpickers and strummers
Sitka spruce top with exotic cocobolo for the back and sides
CV bracing with relief rout
Venetian cutaway and contoured ebony armrest
Nouveau vine fretboard inlay
Includes harshell case
SPECIFICATIONS
Shape: Dreadnought
Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Cocobolo
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 20"
Electronics: ES
Body Width: 16"
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: Nouveau
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Binding: Ebony
Bridge Inlay: Nouveau
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
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: Ebony
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Wood: Same as Body
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
Buttons: Gold
Edge Trim: Paua
Filler (Body): Clear
Filler (Neck): Brown
Fingerboard Ext: Paua
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Purfling Material: Fiber
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Purfling: None
Peghead Inlay: Nouveau
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother-of-Pearl
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Mat.: Paua
Rosette Size: Single Ring 900 Series Bound
Stain/Sunburst: None
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Wedge: None
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