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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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