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... Read More

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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
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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