The latest koa entry in the Builder's Edition family is this Grand Auditorium K24ce, build with all-solid Hawaiian koa with V-Class bracing under the hood. Sonically, it bears the hallmarks of koa's unique tone, with high-end clarity balanced against the volume and sustain improvements delivered by the new bracing scheme. Koa's inimitable aging properties also make this guitar a special find, opening and adding depth and sweetness as the guitar is played over time. Designed to optimize the player's experience with a handful of ergonomic features, this model includes a double-contoured cutaway for easy playing all the way down to the highest frets, along with a smooth armrest that takes the pressure off the player's strumming arm. The Silent Satin finish treatment adds a subtle visual touch while removing much of the incidental noise that comes from the player's arm movement, making this an ideal choice for session or studio players looking to lay down tracks. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.Taylor's signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.A koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar's dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
HighlightsScale Length25-1/2"Nut & SaddleBlack Graphite, Micarta saddleBracingV-ClassTruss Rod CoverWest African EbonyPickguardNoneNumber of Frets20TunersGotohCaseTaylor Deluxe Hardshell BrownBrand of StringsElixir Phosphor Bronze LightBody Length20"Body Width16"Body Depth4 5/8"
BodyBinding/Edge TreatmentWest African EbonyTop FinishSilent SatinBack Config2 or 3 piece No WedgeBackstrap FinishNoneRosette SizeSingle RingBridge InlayNoneBack/Side FinishSilent SatinArmrest BindingBeveled, inset Koa/PauaBackstrap WoodNoneRosette Mat.Koa/Fiber/PauaStain/SunburstKona BurstWedgeNoneArmrestyes
NeckNeck Width1-3/4"Fretboard InlaySpring VineFretboard Binding/Edge TreatmentWest African EbonyHeel Cap BindingWest African EbonyType of Neck JointTaylor NeckNeck/HeelTropical MahoganyFretboard WoodWest African EbonyNeck FinishSatinHeel Length3-1/4"
PegheadPeghead FinishSatinPeghead BindingWest African EbonyPeghead TypeStandardPeghead PurflingKoaHeadstock OverlayWest African EbonyPeghead InlaySpring VinePeghead LogoTaylor Mother of Pearl
OtherBridge PinsWest African EbonyButtonsGoldFingerboard ExtNoneEdge TrimKoa/Paua/Koa