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Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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Product Price $1,499.0
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Taylor's 200 Deluxe Series, which includes this 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric, delivers all the essentials of a great guitar – ex...Click To Read More About This Product

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The killer look and aural warmth of Hawaiian koa in a large, full-sounding body.

Taylor's 200 Deluxe Series, which includes this 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric, delivers all the essentials of a great guitar – exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and Taylor's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many. This collection strikes a sweet balance between tasteful design constraint and aesthetic variety, bringing Taylor's signature tonal clarity and playability into a stage-worthy mix of guitar options. The Deluxe moniker refers to the addition of a fully-glossed body, as opposed to only a glossy top, with a shaded edgeburst finish. In addition, the 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tonewood
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. Solid Hawaiian koa is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more of a controlled "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more balanced response. It delivers strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus - similar to mahogany - but with extra top-end shimmer and chime. Layered Hawaiian koa back and sides create a visually appealing and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
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.

Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & sides: Layered Hawaiian Koa
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II (Forward Shift Pattern)
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.9 in. (48 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Sapele
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with chrome buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods, Full-gloss body
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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Taylor224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks, plays, and sounds well beyond it's pricetag!

By Al

from Upstate NY.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • I love this guitar.

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • I could stare at it all day, rather play it!

Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

When I was seventeen I bought a beautiful Telecaster copy, to one day play some rocking music. It took a long time to save the hundred and ten cashews but I did it. I never took lessons, taught myself to read music long enough to realise that I didn't like to read music. Mostly tried imitating my favourite musicians.

About twenty years pass, then I bought a cheap acoustic that tortured me for a year or so, never really excelling at accomplishing any piece of work. Just recently I had an urge to research guitars once again. This time I had a goal of testing an instrument regardless of price. I visited my local music store and spent what had to be over an hour there. They left me alone, and I strummed chords on about fifty guitars. Then a few days later, I visited again and played the ones in the "glass room". These had price tags from 300 to $5000. I forced myself to ignore the price tags and to play each one. I had to decide which instrument felt and sounded the best. To my surprise, it wasn't the Martin! The Taylor sang out above the rest, just my luck they were much lower in cost. I researched again and choose the model, and purchased one online BEFORE playing it. Big gamble it was, but it payed back in aces!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME GUITAR

By STU

from SAN ANTONIO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • STRINGS TOO HEAVY WENT TO 11-52

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

BEAUTIFUL GUITAR ,SET UP WAS GREAT RIGHT OUT OF BOX, FACTORY STRINGS NOT RIGHT FOR THIS GUITAR , SWITCHED TO DIADARIO 11-52 .....PLAYS GREAT

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this guitar again if money is not an issue

By jon

from Camden-Wyoming DE

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    excellent craftsmanship made in Mexico, good deep bass & timbre sound. good playability .

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I knew I would love it because it's a Taylor.

    By Ironmanbob87

    from Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I own the Taylor 214ce but always have been a big fan of Koa. The new ES2 pickup system really delivers on the sound and of course the workmanship is the quality you would expect from Taylor.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds as good as it looks

      By Ken Kennith

      from Connecticut

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        It sounds great and is absolutely beautiful. The low end is slightly shallow while strumming, I'm hoping to remedy with some different strings. It's not a problem while plugged in however as you can adjust the levels to your choosing. It plays like a dream.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Third Taylor in the family

        By Broady

        from Akron Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        My son and I played over a dozen guitars and kept going back to the Taylor - This is our third Taylor in the family a 114e, 224ceK and 714ce

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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