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Taylor 300 Series 322ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The 300 Series 322ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar makes a great match for rootsy fingerstyle players in search of a comfortable-size guitar...Click To Read More About This Product

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Travel-friendly sized guitar with exotic tonewoods, Venetian cutaway and Taylor's special electronics.

The 300 Series 322ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar makes a great match for rootsy fingerstyle players in search of a comfortable-size guitar. The short scale neck makes fretting and bending easier, while the mahogany/sapele wood pairing yields a surprisingly dynamic tonal range for a smaller body. Appointments include a black pickguard and binding with a crisp white top trim and rosette. Expression System electronics ensures you get clear, accurate tone when plugged in.

Grand Concert
Taylor's small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC's compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar's slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC's smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. Taylor's current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.

Sapele
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It's sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. Like ovangkol, it's a great all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.

Forward Shifted Bracing with Relief Rout
The 300 Series 322ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar's bracing shifts the X forward (closer to the soundhole) and incorporates Taylor's patented relief rout, a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it "loosens up" the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. These refinements enable more of the top to vibrate, enhancing the tone.

Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (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 proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), 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.

FEATURES
  • Shape: Grand Concert
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Body Length: 19-1/2"
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4-3/8"
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Black
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Satin
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Black
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Heel length: 3-1/4"
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None
  • Includes hardshell case

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Best Acoustic Guitar Ever!

By Erik

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Pros

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

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    Comments about Taylor 300 Series 322ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am totally amazed at the quality of this grand instrument. Great tonal balance, projection, intonation, playability. Taylor's piezo wizardry is second to none. With a touch of help from a TC Helicon body resonance mini pedal, I am getting a tone so sweet I will not even want to record with microphones in most situations!
    The finish work is great, but I do feel the 322ce's physical presentation is a little subtle and understated, kind of flat and dry to me. I splurged on a colorful 2 1/2 " strap that made all the difference, adding pizzaz while simultaneously framing and bringing out the beauty of the natural mahogany finish.

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