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Taylor K28e Koa Series Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The K28e boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa' unique tone profile: a blend of strong fundamental ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A striking guitar with Island Vine inlays and Expressions System electronics
The K28e boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, flavored with koa' unique tone profile: a blend of strong fundamental notes and top-end sparkle. The koa top tends to impart a more controlled attack compared to spruce, so the notes roll in more softly and then linger, producing extended sustain. With additional time and playing, the guitar will continue to open up to become warmer, sweeter and more responsive. Includes hardshell case.
Grand Orchestra (GO)
Body Length: 20-5/8" / Body Width: 16-3/4" / Body Depth: 5"
Taylor's biggest, most complex voice is also balanced and responsive.
The newest shape to join the Taylor family unleashes the boldest, richest voice available in a Taylor guitar. Just as the Grand Symphony yields a deeper, more powerful voice than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Orchestra stands out as a more robust alternative to the Grand Symphony. The GO shape features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. Under the hood, a new bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain.
What separates the Grand Orchestra from other big-bodied guitars is how balanced the tone is from top to bottom, especially given its brawny bass. And unlike other big-body guitars that require an aggressive attack to get the top moving, the GO is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound that' brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra won™t disappoint. From big cowboy chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements, the Grand Orchestra might be the most expressive and versatile big guitar you ever play.
Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii
A tropical hardwood, koa's tone blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple. Due to its density, a new koa guitar tends to start out sounding a little bright and tight, somewhat like maple. But the more a koa guitar is played, the more the sound opens up, expanding the midrange and rewarding the player with a richer, sweeter, more resonant tone. A common mistake is when a bright player buys a koa guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to warm up.
Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That' why we spent several years developing our own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor' ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.
The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.
Years of research brought us to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor' David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside our acoustic guitars, which allowed us to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
- Grand Orchestra body shape
- Hawaiian Koa top, back & sides
- Island Vine inlays
- Expression System electronics
- Includses hardshell case
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- Shape: Grand Orchestra
- Number of Strings: 6
- Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Top Wood: Hawaiian Koa
- Body Length: 20 5/8"
- Electronics: ES®
- Body Width: 16 3/4"
- Cutaway: None
- Body Depth: 5"
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Bracing: Grand Orchestra Bracing
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Island Vine
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Binding: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Pickguard: None
- 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 Medium
- Buttons: Gold
- Edge Trim: Maple
- Filler (Body): Clear
- Filler (Neck): Clear
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Fretboard Binding: Indian Rosewood
- Heel Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood
- Heel length: 3-7/8
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Inlay: Island Vine
- Peghead Binding: Indian Rosewood
- Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Rosette Mat.: Rosewood/Maple/Rosewood
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Wedge: None