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Taylor 710CE-L9 Short Scale Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Taylor 710CE-L9 Short Scale Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar gives you brilliant, focused sound with powerful bass. A Venetian cutawa...Click To Read More About This Product
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Instant upper-fret access and stunning acoustic-electric tones.
The Taylor 710CE-L9 Short Scale Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar gives you brilliant, focused sound with powerful bass. A Venetian cutaway provides access to the upper frets, which have been brought closer together thanks to a short-scale configuration. The result is unparalleled playability and an even richer tone, amplified flawlessly by the Expression System. The warm, responsive tone of Engelmann spruce enhances the rich, full overtones of Indian rosewood.
A traditional shape refined, the Taylor dreadnought combines classic dreadnought volume and bass response with the definitive Taylor sound: clear trebles and an open, airy midrange that Bob Taylor's signature design accentuates. A recent re-voicing turns up the bass and volume even more. Dreadnoughts respond especially well to flatpicking or light-to-heavy strumming.
The perfectly-shaped mahogany neck is topped with an ebony fretboard that features abalone snowflake inlays. Indian rosewood binding and a Hawaiian koa soundhole rosette accent the body.
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
- Dreadnought body style
- Venetian cutaway
- Indian rosewood back and sides
- Engelmann spruce top
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Taylor Expression System electronics
- Ebony fretboard
- Abalone snowflake fretboard inlays
- Hawaiian koa soundhole rosette
- Indian rosewood headstock overlay
- Indian rosewood binding
- Ebony bridge
- Tusq nut and saddle
- Gold-plated Taylor tuners
- Elixir light gauge strings with Nanoweb coating
- 24-7/8" scale
- Adjustable truss rod
- 1-3/4" width at nut
- 20 frets
- Scalloped X-bracing
Reviewed by 7 customers
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This guitar is simply amazing. I own an 814ce (re-voiced) and a Martin D-Custom and love the tone of both guitars. But after hearing this particular 710 limited, I was simply in awe of the wonderfully balanced tone. The treble and the bass compliment each other in way that can only be described as being as smooth as chocolate. I've played and owned several other guitars: Martin, other Taylor's, Gibson, Breedlove, Takamine, etc., but have rarely come across guitars that are up to par as this one for the price. Martin's sound too much like dry plywood compared to this, with the exception of a few. Some people may dislike Taylor's and say they are too bright, but I have never had a problem with them being "too bright". This is an awesome guitar and it sure beats the heck out of any Martin dread when it comes to balance. If you're looking for a dull, dry thud, buy a Martin. If you're looking for presence, buy this guitar.
I got my Taylor for my 50th birthday. I've owned some nice higher end Seagull and Takamine acoustics, along with a disappointing experience with a Martin Alternative II. The Taylor line blows anything I've ever played out of the water. The 710CE-L9 Short Scale offers no nonsense and no fluff, just a great sounding engleman spruce, rosewood combination. The look is basic, clean and rich. It is a pleasure to just play the guitar and sit on the couch for an hour or two (or more). The Expression System lives up to its rep in live performing and the Dreadnought shape is suprisingly comfortable. The biggest plus is the short scale design. I have been challeneged with pretty short fingers. The short scale allows me to play runs quicker and my tone is more precise. I'm now playing chord positions that I used to have to cheat on and the stretches are more comfortable. My practice time (and ability to play longer gigs) has increased due to less finger/hand fatigue. The folks at Taylor don't rest on their "history," they make it!
This is a wonderful guitar. It looks great and plays beautifully. I've never owned a guitar of this quality. My guitar is one prior to the dreadnought re-voicing so I imagine the new one is even better.
I just bought a used 710 L9, without the electronics or cutaway and I LOVE this guitar. I don't find it too bright at all. In fact when I first played it the word "warm" came to my mind. The ease of playing of the short scale is awesome for me with small hands. I tried several Martins and preferred the sound and feel of this Taylor by far.
Over the years I've owned two different Taylor 810 models (one pre and one post revoicing) and this 710, and I've traded in all of them for Martins.... My first Taylor was the pre-revoicing 810, which I kept for a couple of months before trading. Then I decided to give them another try after their revoicing with the second 810, which I traded for a Martin HD-28 in two days.. Then this 710 model, which I won in a drawing... I kept it for a week.... In short, while the quality of materials and craftsmanship are top notch, personally, Taylor guitars are just too bright and thin sounding... There are few acoustic guitars which play better but, all in all, their sound just isn't for me.
Have had this Taylor for about a year and although I initially thought I was not able ot handle the upgrade, I'm so very, very happy that I chose this fine instrument. Highly recommend it to players of all ages.
This guitar is simply amazing. It is the finest insturment I have ever played. The sound is brilliant, focused, and powerful bass. On recordings it sound wonderful and live it is bar-none the best sound I have found. I was not really looking to buy a new acoustic until I heard one live. After that I started researching and found this to be the one. Short scale makes playability fantastic especially if you have small hands.