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Taylor  700 Series 710e Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Western Sunburst 

(Western Sunburst)  Sku #J42361000001000

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Built for performance with high-quality tonewoods and electronics with sweet detailing.

Taylor’s redesigned rosewood/spruce 700 Series guitars, which includes the 710e Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric, are the latest in the Taylor line to showcase an inspiring tonal and visual makeover. The result is a bolder musical voice with a refreshed visual aesthetic that blends rootsy appeal with warm, wood-rich details to give the series a distinctive musical personality.

Tonal upgrades include a switch from Sitka spruce to Lutz spruce, which produces a powerful tonal response comparable to older, high-grade Adirondack spruce, and gives players a higher volume ceiling. Two other tone-enhancing refinements include Taylor’s new Performance bracing and the use of protein glue for the bracing and bridge. Together with the Lutz top they optimize the tonal response, capturing all of rosewood’s classic richness and strengthening the fundamental focus. These guitars promise to give back to players everything they put in and then some.

Appointment details include non-figured koa binding; a 3-ring herringbone-style rosette featuring mirrored, bias-cut Douglas fir with maple/black trim; top edge trim of bias-cut end-grain Douglas fir with maple/black accents; a new “Reflections” fretboard inlay in pale green abalone; and a new weathered brown pickguard with a matte finish. A new Western sunburst top option is also available, adding an earthy honey-brown complexion for a darker vintage look. All models feature a full-gloss body and are available with an optional Venetian cutaway and Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Includes Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Dreadnought
The Dreadnought is one of the most traditional acoustic guitar shapes. Taylor's version has been refined to blend its trademark robust low-end tone with a snappy midrange and brilliant treble notes, producing a pleasing balance of power and articulation. If you're a flatpicker or strummer who likes to dig in on lead or rhythm, the Dreadnought should serve you well.


Tonewoods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Lutz Spruce is a naturally occuring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce. Sitka is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era because it blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Lutz spruce takes these attributes and blends them with those of White and Englemann spruce, with an end result resembling old Adirondack spruce. When combined with Taylor's bracing architecture, guitars are more powerful, richer and louder than before. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Lutz top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.

Expression System 2 Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body		
Body type: Dreadnought
Cutaway: Non cutaway
Top wood: Solid Lutz spruce
Back & sides: Solid Indian rosewood
Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance Bracing with relief rout
Body finish: Gloss 6.0
Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
Neck shape: Taylor Soft V-Carve Profile
Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.45mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
Scale length: 24-7/8"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Taylor
Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Phase 
Tuner: No
Other
Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
Tuning machines: Taylor Slotted Tuners with Synthetic Ivory Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Douglas Fir Herringbone-Style Rosette and Top Edge Trim
Case: Hardshell Case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States


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