Fans of Hawaiian koa will love the look, feel and sound of this all-koa Grand Auditorium. A shaded edgeburst elevates the vintage appeal of the solid koa top, which is paired with layered koa back and sides, while a gloss finish wraps the body in a rich sheen. The Grand Auditorium’s musical versatility makes this a great all-purpose guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking, and the hardwood koa top will even out a lively attack to produce a focused, linear voice. Player-friendly modern features include a cutaway and Taylor’s ES2 acoustic electronics. Among the distinctive appointments are a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking “fishbone” pattern, black binding, Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, and chrome tuners. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
The wonderful look and sound of koa
Koa is a treasured tonewood that’s only found on the Hawaiian islands. In Hawaiian, koa means “bold,” surely describing this wood’s gorgeous, curly grain, figuring, and now, its rich acoustic tone. Koa is prized for its combination of warm tone and beautiful looks. This Taylor 224ce-K DLX looks as good as it sounds!
Grand Auditorium body style gives you exceptional treble zing
Taylor’s beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 224ce-K DLX, employs the width and depth of a dreadnought, with a more narrow waist, which gives Grand Auditorium–bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble top end. This body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a great choice for nearly every playing style and genre.
Taylor’s Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics
If you play plugged in, then you’re going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 224ce-K DLX. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it’s positioned and how it’s integrated into the 224ce-K DLX’s saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discrete phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.
- All-koa construction offers a crisp snap with strong mids and sparkling highs that sound better with age
- Grand Auditorium body shape yields excellent projection and definition
- Comfortable sapele neck is eminently playable
- ES2 electronics produce top-notch amplified tone
- Stunning koa body, black binding, single-ring faux pearl rosette with interlocking “fishbone” pattern, and Italian acrylic, small Diamond fingerboard inlays
- Gold tuners ensure rock-solid intonation