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Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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OVERVIEW

Pairs popular Dreadnought body shape with layered sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, and Taylor's enhanced electronics.

Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. For people taking the first or next step in their musical journey, these instruments promise to accelerate players' growth and enhance their enjoyment. Taylor's famous neck profile combined with a 1-11/16-inch nut width make it easy for developing players to form barre chords. All 100 Series models include a durable, 600-denier nylon gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points, built by Taylor for an optimal fit.

Body Shape
The Dreadnought is one of the most traditional acoustic guitar shapes. Taylor's version has been refined to blend its trademark robust low-end tone with a snappy midrange and brilliant treble notes, producing a pleasing balance of power and articulation. If you're a flatpicker or strummer who likes to dig in on lead or rhythm, the Dreadnought should serve you well.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered Sapele back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptibleto changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is 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 patented 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. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

Other Features
Taylor is famous for its 12-string guitars due to their ease-of-play, their stability, their intonation and their overall tone. Taylor's slim neck profile and New Technology ("NT") neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" found in a 12-string. The Taylor 150e is Taylor's most affordable 12-string to date, and the same attributes that make a high-end Taylor 12-string great are found on the 150e.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: 100 Series 12-String Bracing Pattern
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor 12-String Profile
  • Nut width: 1-7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 "professional audio"-grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome Mini Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

Enjoy Taylor's signature tone. Order this great 12-string today!

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Taylor100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great entry-level 12-string

By thomst

from Chillicothe

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've been playing guitar for more than 40 years now. As a Backstage Pass member, I got a killer discount on this new-for-2015 Taylor 150e 12-string. Earlier this year, I purchased a used Taylor 210. That guitar has a brighter tone than I prefer, but it's very playable and it sounds great. Like the 210, the 150e is bright - but that's an absolute plus for a 12-string guitar. The 2015 edition of the 150e comes with Taylor's ESP-2 pickup system and it sounds gorgeous through an amplifier. It sounds gorgeous unamplified, as well, with a shimmering, chime-y tone that's perfect for Byrds-style arpeggiation. I have yet to play a folk or country tune that doesn't benefit from this guitar's sound. It works particularly well for ballads.

      The neck is straight and flat and the intonation out of the box is excellent. It's hard to tune, of course, and like any acoustic guitar, temperature changes affect its tuning stability, but, hey, that comes with the 12-string territory. With an entry-level Taylor like this one, you don't get a lot of fancy inlays or an elaborate bindiing, but what you do get is a very playable, gorgeous-sounding instrument. I fell in love with it the moment I finished tuning it. It's a tad weak in the bass end, but otherwise the shimmery tone is just exquisite.

      The gig bag it comes with is kind of disappointing. My 210 has a very nice, robust bag with thick padding. The 150e comes with a much thinner, lighter bag with a lot less padding - so now it lives in a Musician's Choice hard case I originally bought for my old Fender mahogany acoustic, and the Fender lives in the Taylor gig bag.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Taylor 150e is well worth the price

      By Timbo

      from Upstate New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Light wieght
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The Taylor 150e I have has got to be one in a thousand . I've shopped , and played , and compared .

      !

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just Fabulous

      By Preacher Jim

      from Poultney, Vermont

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Shimmery, great projection, orchestral
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing for a long time, mostly at home but also solo or with someone else at church now and then. I have a Taylor 114e and a Taylor 214. This 12-string is just another great Taylor work of art. It is great for volume, projection, bass, treble and (of course) that wonderful Taylor mid-range sound. It is capable of both strong booming rhythm, and soft and delicate playing. It covers everything. It is an inspiration just to pick this guitar up. If you are looking to add a 12-string to your arsenal (I already own 3 others), this model would more than suffice. No - much more. You will be pleased. No - very pleased.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yes I would buy this again .

        By Rickie

        from Fountain,Fl.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I was very impressed with the sound , the gig bag is very nice and cite perfectly .

           
          5.0

          Wonderful 12 string, Just what I was after...

          By J.McQ...

          from WV

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I had not played a 12 string more than just a few mins here and there at music stores so this was a bit of a leap. I have had a Taylor Big Baby for years now and wanted something to play at church that might stand out a bit when there are multiple 6 strings up there already. I have come to love this thing, in some ways its easier to play than a 6 and some a tad harder but it plays great all the way up the neck. I had read about other 12's not staying in tune and this one does really well, only had to slightly tune it a few times so far (new strings & everything else settling in though). The case was made much better than the one with the BB so I should not have to replace it any time soon. Not had alot of chance to use the electronics yet but the little I did I was impressed. It does not have a lot of low end but as many smaller strings that are ringing out just the over all sound is great!

             
            5.0

            Never met a Taylor I didn't like

            By Kaybee

            from Texas

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I have owned many guitars and several 12-strings. This one is by far the best. It has a rich tone and easy action on the strings, which is important for a 12. I am looking for an excuse to give my wife for buying another Taylor.

               
              5.0

              i like this guitar it kind of sounds like shattering glass

              By sean

              from rapid city south dakota

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                this guitar is excellent it has a nice sound to it it feels like a six string when your playing it but it has the sound of twelve string you can hardly notice your playing twelve string on the fret board but it does have a nice excellent twelve string sound it kind of remind me of shattering glass sound and holds an excellent tone and it stays in tune really well when I got it out of the box it was tuned already and it stayed in tune through the shipment when I got it out of the box really really like this guitar

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar!

                By Miket

                from Warwick, n.y.

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                Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I love this guitar! I"ve had it six months now. It came down to this or the Segull Coastline. I went with the Taylor because the sound really blew me away. If your looking for a great 12 string under a grand this is it.

                 
                5.0

                I'd buy this again, and then again

                By J. Richard

                from Rutland, VT

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Angelic
                • Consistent
                • Dynamic
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Orchestral
                • Rich and Shimmery
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    The Taylor 150e is now added to three other 12-strings in my arsenal. All around, when it comes to sound, action, playability in general, and a feel & vibe, this guitar is far better than much more expensive 12-string guitars out there, and I've tried them all. It has the typical Taylor brilliance, yet that is balanced by nice lows and simply beautiful mid-range tones (which also applies to my two Taylor 6-string guitars). You cannot go wrong getting this guitar - it is fabulous.

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