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Taylor 200 Series Deluxe 220ce-K DLX Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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Taylor's 200 Deluxe Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar - exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable option for those looking to enjoy the sound and look of koa.

Taylor's 200 Deluxe Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar - exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and Taylor's top-of-the-line, professional- grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many. This collection strikes a sweet balance between tasteful design constraint and aesthetic variety, bringing Taylor's signature tonal clarity and playability into a stage-worthy mix of guitar options. The Deluxe moniker refers to the addition of a fully-glossed body as opposed to a glossy top with satin back and sides. In addition, like all 200 Deluxe Series guitars, this one ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tonewoods
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. Solid Hawaiian Koa is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more of a controlled "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more balanced response. It delivers strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus - similar to mahogany - but with extra top-end shimmer and chime. Layered Hawaiian Koa back and sides create a visually appealing and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less succeptible to 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. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. 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, and active bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
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: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian koa
  • Back and sides: Layered Hawaiian koa
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II (Forward shift pattern) Tone bars
  • Body finish: Gloss 6.0
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Sapele
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor Shadow
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Chrome tuners with chrome buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "wave" saddle/Nubone nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Full gloss bod y with shaded edge burst
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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Getting better and better

By James

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      Comments about Taylor 200 Series Deluxe 220ce-K DLX Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I love koa wood! Both visually and tonally. I was torn between the Grand Auditorium and this dread' model.
      So I went with the dread. It's a well crafted, beautiful sounding guitar with a tone way different than spruce. When it was new, I didn't prefer the sound of the open or fretted A & D strings. They reminded me of a "stuffy nose" kind of pinched off sound. But after 9 months of nearly daily playing that is changing. The guitar is beginning to open up and produce some very sweet tones. It just keeps getting better week by week.
      The case fits this guitar tight and is very nice.
      Due to the guitar's size, it's a bit challenging for me to play from a sit down position. Some day I'll pick up the Grand Auditorium model (320 series) for some diversity in size.

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