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Taylor 326ce Limited Edition Baritone Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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With its unique, full-spectrum voice, the 326ce Baritone 6-String will take your playing into new sonic territory. It's super fun to play and will ge...Click To Read More About This Product
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A limited edition 6-string baritone with Taylor's ES2 system.
With its unique, full-spectrum voice, the 326ce 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 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. The Venetian cutaway allows easy access to the upper frets and makes playing this instrument a true pleasure. 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 only takes 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 in a fantastic sounding and playing instrument. Taylor's 6-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 326ce 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 sound board (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.
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. 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 attack and balance - but with extra complexity 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 acoustically 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.
A beautiful combination of mahogany and blackwood delivers excellent tone on this limited edition Taylor 300 Series. Order today.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony
- Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway
- Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
- Back & sides: Solid Tasmanian Blackwood
- Bracing pattern: Taylor Baritone Bracing
- Body finish: Satin
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
- Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 27"
- Number of frets: 19
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
- Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
- Tuner: None
- Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
- Tuning machines: Taylor Satin Black with Satin Black Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: White Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Number of strings: 6
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: USA