Taylor 410e Ovangkol/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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A finely-made performance guitar with a solid spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, and Taylor ES electronics.

Players continue to discover solid African ovangkol’s responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. The Taylor 410e Ovangkol/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines these tonewoods and some elegant appointments such as white binding that applies a crisp counterpoint against the gloss top and mottled brown hues of ovangkol. Expression System electronics make this guitar ready for high-fidelity amplified acoustic sound.

Dreadnought (DN)
Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8" / Body Length: 20"
The potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.
The most traditional of guitar shapes, Bob Taylor has evolved the Taylor Dreadnought over time to honor its enduring sonic heritage yet also refine the look and sound into a more modern package. The Taylor Dreadnought still boasts that powerful dreadnought tone that old school pickers expect, with deep lows and crisp highs, but with a voice that, like every Taylor, is more evenly balanced across the entire tonal spectrum. Perhaps more than any other shape, the Dreadnought remains linked with roots music like bluegrass and folk, in part because of its traditional role in defining those sounds. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love our Dreadnought’s blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.

Ovangkol
Origin: Tropical West Africa
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.

Expression System®
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System® (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor® mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor® embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside our acoustic guitars, which allowed us to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

Features

  • Dreadnought body
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Ovangkol body & sides
  • White binding
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Taylor’s proprietary ES electronics

Enjoy signature Taylor style and sound. Order today.

 

410e Ovangkol/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Shape: Dreadnought
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: ES®
  • Body Width16"
  • Cutaway: None
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Progressive Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: White
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Filler (Body): Clear
  • Filler (Neck): Clear
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: White
  • Heel length: 3-1/2"
  • Purfling Material: Fiber
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None
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