Taylor K22ce Koa Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Shaded Edgeburst, SN:1101204073)

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You are looking at a Taylor K22ce Koa Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edgeburst, serial number 1101204073. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

The Taylor K22ce Koa Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a member of the Koa Series of acoustic guitars. This series offers a variety of body sizes, all with Koa back and sides, and a choice of Sitka spruce or Hawaiian Koa for the top. Each guitar presents an exotic feast of figure, color and sound. Koa’s visual allure is complemented by the maple edge trim and the Indian rosewood body, fingerboard, soundhole, and heel cap binding. This Koa Series K22ce Acoustic-Electric is performance-ready, with a smooth Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s top-of-the-line Expression System 2 electronics.

Fingerstylists will love the distinctive acoustic voice of this Koa series Grand Concert. The Taylor K22e Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted from beautifully figured Koa. The Koa top tends to impart a more controlled attack compared to spruce, so the notes roll in more softly and then linger, producing extended sustain. Tonally, Koa has a midrange comparable to mahogany, with trebles that are brighter, similar to that of maple. With additional time and playing, the guitar will continue to open up to become warmer, sweeter and more responsive. The beautifully textured Koa is enhanced by a stunning Shaded Edgeburst gloss finish. Not only does the K22ce sound great, but it's reduced body dimensions and shorter 24 7/8" scale length offers players exceptional comfort.

The Taylor Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (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 proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated piezo-electric 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 pro audio-grade preamp, the ES2 produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the ES2 faithfully conveys the voice of a Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three piezo sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the pressure of the sensors against the saddle.

Like the original Taylor Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

Other elegant appointments featured on this Taylor K22ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar include gorgeous Island Vine headstock and fingerboard inlays, a rosewood/maple/rosewood rosette and gold Taylor tuning machines. The Taylor K22ce comes with the full protection of a Taylor hardshell case.

Features:

  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top/Back/Sides: Hawaiian Koa
  • Top/Back/Sides Finish: Gloss
  • Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst
  • Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Back Configuration: 2-Piece No Wedge
  • Rosette: Single Ring (Rosewood/Maple/Rosewood)
  • Body Length: 19 1/2"
  • Body Width: 15”
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8”
  • Bridge/Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Edge Trim: Maple
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1 3/4"
  • Heel Length: 3 1/2”
  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
  • Heel Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Inlay: Island Vine
  • Fretboard Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Peghead Inlay: Island Vine
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Maple
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Gold
  • Buttons: Gold
  • Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2)
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

Get your Taylor K22ce Koa Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edgeburst (Serial#: 1101204073) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
Series Koa
Model K22ce Grand Concert

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