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Taylor Guitars Taylor 220ce DLX K Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar Koa

Code: Taylor 220ce DLX K Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar Koa
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Taylor 220ce DLX K Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar Koa

What We Think

The Koa 220ce is a beautiful looking guitar. With the solid Hawaiin Koa top and layered Koa back & sides the guitar sounds as good as it looks. The guitar responds so well to strummers and flatpickers due to the top adding natural compression that evens out the players attack to produce a nicely focused, balanced sound. The guitar also comes with the Taylor Expression 2 system so the guitar sounds just as great plugged in and live.  It also comes with a Taylor deluxe Hardshell Case

Dreadnought Body

Taylor have refined the classic Dreadnought shape to suit their own needs, producing low-end power, a snappy midrange, and strong, clear treble notes. Whilst still offering the powerful tones that you would normally get from a dreadnought, the redesigned take provides the essence of the balanced Taylor sound. With a blend of power and articulation, this dreadnought acoustic is perfect for flatpickers as well as players who love the traditional guitar shape and tones.

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.

Hawaiian Koa & Layered Koa

The 220ce DLX features a Hawaiian koa top, paired with a layered koa body for an eye-catching guitar that will stand out on any stage. The stunning koa top delivers a bright and focused tone that will mature into a warm, rich, sweet sound with age, while the layered koa body incorporates three layers of wood, with a poplar middle core in the centre. This layered construction also offers a climate-resilient construction, ideal for travelling musicians.

Unique Bracing Pattern

A significant factor behind the incredible sound of the 220ce DLX is the forward shifted bracing pattern, which allows the tonewoods to vibrate naturally, creating incredible depth and complexity. The 'x' in the bracing pattern is moved closer to the soundhole, enabling more of the guitar top to vibrate, delivering maximum tonal quality and projection.

Expression System 2

The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. 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 favourite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

The Taylor 220ce DLX K Grand Auditorium LH Electro Acoustic Guitar (2017) is elegantly crafted with a Hawaiian koa top, paired with a layered koa body. Both choices of tonewoods offer a variety of warm, sweet tones, along with a climate-resilient construction. A classic dreadnought body shape accommodates a full host of different playing styles, for a versatile performance. The 220ce is also equipped with Expression System 2 electronics, delivering a faithful representation of your true tone when used with an amplifier. This eye-catching guitar is perfectly built for any level of player, and is ideal for travelling musicians.


  • Equipped with Expression System 2 electronics that offers a natural sounding amplification
  • Dreadnought body shape accommodates a variety of different styles
  • Venetian cutaway provides smooth access to the higher frets
  • Hawaiian koa top with layered koa back delivers warm, sweet overtones and stunning appearance
  • Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown case for storage and portable use
  • Ebony fingerboard is ideal for percussive techniques like tapping and hammer ons
  • Elixir Phosphor Bronze medium strings deliver a distinctive warmth and sparkle, with an extended tone life
  • Faux Pearl rosette offers elegant appearance


Body & Bridge

  • Series: 200
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Back/ Side Wood: Layered Koa
  • Top Material: Hawaiian Koa
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
  • Nut: Tusq

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickup/ Preamp: Expression System 2
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic

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