Taylor releases Special Edition 300 series
Nashville’s Summer NAMM Show sees Taylor Guitars introduce the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst editions, combining sapele and shaded edgeburst mahogany
his week’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, has been the platform for Taylor Guitars to introduce the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst (SEB) editions – a limited run of 300 Series models featuring three popular Taylor guitar shapes, as well as Baritone and 12-string dreadnought models. The guitars pair sapele back and sides with a deeply shaded edgeburst mahogany top.
The 12-string dreadnought (360e-SEB) and baritone (326e Baritone-SEB) are exclusive to this series. The pairing of the dreadnought shape with a 12-string design, says Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers, takes advantage of the dreadnought’s lower register. “It will add extra authority to the 12-string’s shimmering character,” says Andy. The mahogany top, he adds, will help level out the volume from top to bottom. “In this guitar, a player can expect a clear and powerful 12-string sound with a very uniform string-to-string balance.” The baritone guitar features a grand symphony body, a longer (27-inch) scale length, and comes tuned B-to-B. To bring the guitar to standard tuning, a capo can be applied at the fifth fret.
The 300-SEB guitars will be offered as standard six-string models in the dreadnought (320e-SEB), grand concert (322e-SEB), and grand auditorium (324e-SEB), along with the specialty grand symphony baritone (326e Baritone-SEB) and the 12-string dreadnought (360e-SEB) models. In addition to the shaded edgeburst mahogany top, appointments include 4mm dot fretboard inlays, black binding with white purfling, a three-ring rosette, and an all-satin body. Each guitar is equipped with Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup and comes in a hardshell case.
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