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Taylor 2012 310ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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A powerful and beautiful instrument that combines Sitka spruce, Hawaiian koa and Taylor Expression System electronics.

The Taylor 2012 310ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is available in limited numbers and is a member of the Hawaiian Koa 300 Series for 2012.

Hawaiian koa occupies rare air among tonewoods, and for good reason: Its tone is crisp and complex, its figure can be variegated and striking, and it is among the more difficult woods to procure. Though it' normally reserved for the upper end of the Taylor line, years of buying whole koa logs can sometimes yield sets of wood that have all the tonal character and charm of premium koa but aren™t quite as figured as the most prized sets reserved for the Koa Series. That' where the 300 Series Koa Limiteds come in, offering a special treat and a great value.

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' blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.

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' why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor' 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' 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 Taylor 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.

Powerful Dreadnought size
Solid Sitke spruce top and Hawaiian koa body
Tropical mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
Taylor Expression System electronics
Taylor chrome tuners

If it's a special dreadnought you seek, your search ends here. Grab this limited edition today.


2012 310ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Shape: Dreadnought
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Electronics: ES
Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
Cutaway: Venetian
Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
Body Length: 20"
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Body Width: 16"
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Number of Strings: 6
Fretboard Radius: 15"
Top Finish: Gloss
Tuners: Taylor Chrome
Back/Side Finish: Satin
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Neck Finish: Satin
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Fretboard Inlay: 2.5mm Dots
Bridge Inlay: None
Binding: Black
Fretboard Binding: Black
Heel Cap Binding: Black
Sound hole binding: None
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Peghead Finish: Satin
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
Buttons: Chrome
Edge Trim: None
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Peghead Binding: None
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
Peghead Type: Standard
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Wedge: None
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