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Taylor Koa Series K22ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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Taylor’s Hawaiian koa guitars, especially those featuring an all-koa body, have established a large base of players and admirers. This one has an all...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-23-2017

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Solid Hawaiian loa with electronics.

Taylor’s Hawaiian koa guitars, especially those featuring an all-koa body, have established a large base of players and admirers. This one has an all-wood appointment scheme that features Taylor’s fluid Island Vine fretboard inlay in blackwood and maple, along with rosewood binding and maple top trim. A hand- sprayed shaded edgeburst enhances koa’s rich blend of color, figure and grain structure, adding a tasteful vintage aura. With time and extended play, a koa guitar’s voice will only grow sweeter and warmer, especially in the midrange.

Body Shape
Taylor's Grand Concert is slightly smaller that its Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flatpickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.

Tone Wood Pairing
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. Think of the top as a speaker driver. It's also one reason why the soundboard bracing architecture is important - it helps orchestrate the movement of the top and the voice of the instrument. The back and sides help flavor the overall sound. Koa is a fairly dense tropical hardwood with a strong midrange focus similar to mahogany, with a bit of extra top-end brightness and chime.

Electronics
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. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

Other Features
Maple top edge trim, ebony binding, blackwood/maple "Island Vine" fingerboard inlay, peghead inlay.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Concert
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & sides: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard III
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.875 in.
  • Number of frets: 17
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Slot head
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case

Breathtaking sound and appearance.

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