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Taylor 322ce Grand Concert Mahogany Shaded Edge Burst (060)

The Taylor 322ce Grand Concert cutaway models offer the comfort of a slightly smaller body and string scale length, with a modern feel and articulate response—as well as easy access to the upper frets allowed by the contoured cutaway—while the all-mahogany body’s naturally compressed tone makes it perfect for singers. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness. 

300 Series
Taylor’s 300 series all-mahogany instruments offer players heightened touch sensitivity, plus more focused fundamental frequencies around the midrange to cut through the mix—providing a naturally compressed sound around the center of the EQ that’s ideal for a guitar player who sings and plays at the same time. 

Grand Concert Cutaway
With its shorter, 24 7/8-inch scale length the Taylor Grand Concert body shape favors the fingerstyle player, as well as single-note lead and solo guitar arrangements, issuing notes with precise clarity and offering easy action even on the highest frets. The model’s smaller, single-cutaway body makes for a comfortable feel, without skimping on rich, robust tonal resonance, or valuable volume. 

Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output? 
A: Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers. 

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Concert features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment,  resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy. 

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. 

Body Shape: Grand Concert
Body Color: Medium Stain Back/Sides, Medium Stain with Shaded Edgeburst Top
Body Finish: Satin Back/Sides, Satin Top
Body Binding: Black
Body Material: Neo-tropical Mahogany
Top Material: Neo-tropical Mahogany
Bracing Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pattern: V-Class Bracing
Top Purfling: Black / White
Neck Shape: Standard Carve
Fingerboard Material: West African Crelicam Ebony
Rosette: Black Plastic 3 Ring
Neck Material: Neo-tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Joint: Construction: Taylor Neck
Neck Tint: Medium Stain
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Frets To Body: 14
Fingerboard Radius: 15"
Fingerboard Binding: Black
Fingerboard Inlay: Faux Pearl Gemstone
Side Dots: Silver
Headstock Veneer: West African Crelicam Ebony
Headstock Inlay Decal: Faux Pearl
Number Of Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Nut Material: TUSQ
Saddle Material: Micarta
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Hardware Color: Black
Acoustic Electronics: Expression System 2
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Pickguard: Black
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Tuning Machines: Taylor Satin Black with Satin Black Buttons