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Special Grand Symphony baritone with uncommon tonewoods for unique tone and more brightness.
With its unique, full-spectrum voice, the 326e Baritone 6-String will take your playing into new sonic territory. It's super fun to play and will get you thinking and creating music altogether differently. It relies on a Grand Symphony body and is tuned B to B via a longer 27-inch scale length, which maintains normal, familiar string tension. Taylor's 300 Series has introduced countless players to the pleasures of the all-solid-wood acoustic experience; it's the entry point to Taylor's USA-made instrument line. Players who step up to a 300 Series instrument will be rewarded with a guitar-for-a-lifetime that will only sound better with age. It doesn't take but a few strums to learn how the mix of tone woods, construction and appointments combine to make Taylor's famous playability, intonation and tone. The 300 Series has everything you need and nothing you don't need in a fantastic sounding and playing instrument. Taylor's 8-string baritones are quite special and will satisfy players who seek new sonic landscapes by means of the baritone's extended range - both high and low. And as with all 300 Series instruments, the 360e ships in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightly wider "waist" area, and the bigger soundboard (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.
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. Mahogany is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more linear response. Mahogany tops deliver strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus. Tonally, blackwood behaves halfway between rosewood and mahogany, with a little extra shimmer and chime that shows its family resemblance to koa. Pairing blackwood with the mahogany top gives you that roll-in effect associated with a mahogany top – that really smooth attach and balance – but with extra complextity as the note decays.
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, 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.
Body shape: Grand Symphony
Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
Back & sides: Solid Blackwood
Bracing pattern: Taylor Baritone Bracing
Body finish: Satin 5.0 Top, Back and Sides
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
Scale length: 27 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with adjustable sensors
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel with Nickel Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited edition
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Country of origin: United States
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