Taylor NS32-CE Nylon String Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2010 Model)Product #514890 Taylor 514890 ALA Acoustic Classical & Nylon Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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Combines the warm, resonant tone of solid sapele and Sitka spruce with a unique body style to create an exquisite tonal palette.
The Taylor NS32-CE Nylon String Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a solid Sitka spruce top that delivers a bright response and wide dynamic range complementing the warmth and open midrange of the solid sapele back and sides.
Taylor's ES-N piezo system offers high-fidelity amplified tone, unprecedented dynamic range, and extraordinary resistance to feedback and distortion. It enables all of the expressive subtleties of your playing to come through, just the way you intended.
Gorgeous ebony fretboard, black plastic binding, Mexican cypress rosette, Indian rosewood headstock veneer, and gold tuners with ivoroid buttons provide visual elegance suitable for any stage. The Taylor NS32-CE includes a hardshell case.
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Solid sapele back and sides
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard and bridge
- Ping Classical Gold tuners with ivoroid buttons
- Taylor's ES-N piezo system electronics
- Black plastic binding
- Tusq nut and saddle
- 25-1/2" scale
You've never heard nylon this bold and clear. Order today for a sublime playing experience.
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Comments about Taylor NS32-CE Nylon String Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2010 Model):
I've owned this guitar for about 8 months.
It has a neck like a Taylor, so if you play Taylor steel strings, you will immediately like the feel. It is a hybrid neck -- meaning not a traditional classical neck. Personally, I wish Taylor would make a nylon string with a traditional classical neck, but so far I don't see that in their line-up. If you are used to a traditional classical guitar, this is a little bit different. The hybrid neck is convex curvature on the fretboard, instead of slightly concave. It is narrower and more similar to a traditional acoustic steel string guitar.
Overall this is a really nice guitar in terms of build quality, appearance, fit and finish. The electronics are decent and function well. The tuners are good quality. I find the sound a little bit stiff or sanitized, perhaps because I was playing a cedar top guitar previously and this is a spruce top. The low end seems a little bit thin to me, perhaps it will "open up" a little bit with more play But it does take a fairly hard/loud crescendos well and stays "together". It doesn't fall apart under increases in intensity like some cheaper classical's I've played and I like that a lot about this guitar. With amping and EQ the slightly thin low end can be adjusted for. Played sans amp, the bass response is why I graded this a 9 instead of a 10.
Its also annoying that its very hard to find these in stock in any guitar store prior to purchase. I had to purchase it sight and sound unheard...although I did get to play a nylon string Taylor (cheaper one) at a Taylor Roadshow. However, even working with Taylor directly, they couldn't ID a store anywhere in Northern California that had an NS32 in stock when I was trying to purchase. I had to go online and order it to get it and essentially to even try it. If I wasn't already an owner of other Taylors, I wouldn't have made the purchase at all.
I wish I had an opportunity to play this NS32 and an NS72 side by side before I purchased, because I think perhaps I would have liked the NS72 more. Taylor should do more to encourage dealers to stock a couple of their nylon string guitars.