Taylor 300 Series
About Taylor 300 Series Guitars
While many luthiers have long, illustrious histories, success isn't always measured in years, and Taylor guitars are the perfect example to show it. Their entry onto the market in 1974 was a quiet one, but the amazing sound and build quality of their instruments quickly grabbed guitarists' attention, and in the few decades since then, they've grown to become one of the country's top guitar builders. Along the way, they've been helped out by the exclusive design features they developed in-house, such as the full-length NT neck and their proprietary Expression System pickups. You'll find both of those, and more, on the Taylor 300 Series guitars in this section.
The defining characteristics of the 300 series are satin finishes and the choice of mahogany or spruce tops. Mahogany-topped models like the Taylor 300 Series 324ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar have a satin finish all round, and this particular model is backed by African sapele (other choices for body wood include spruce, blackwood and mahogany, depending on the individual guitar). For spruce tops, such as on the 300 Series 310 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, Taylor uses a glossy finish in front while keeping the satin for the back and sides.
Any guitar in the Taylor 300 Series can be counted on to deliver the acoustic qualities that Taylor is known for: clear trebles with an open and airy midrange. For all they have in common, though, there are just as many differences, and the final sound you get out of your instrument will depend naturally on the combination of woods used for the model you choose, as well as its body shape. The 300 Series includes grand auditorium, dreadnought and grand concert styles, as well as the choice of nylon strings, so no matter what sort of acoustic guitar sound you're looking for, it's safe to say there's a Taylor 300 Series guitar ready to deliver it.