Gorgeous quilted maple veneer brings stunning visual appeal to this special edition 200 Deluxe Series model. The all-blonde Grand Auditorium body features layered maple back and sides (with both an outer and inner veneer of figured maple) and a solid Sitka spruce top. A color-matched Hard Rock maple neck creates a smooth visual harmony with the body. Complementary aesthetic details include white binding, Italian acrylic Small Diamond fretboard inlays, a gloss-finish body, and a Venetian cutaway. The guitar is wired for performance with Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 pickup and preamp, and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Origin: Pacific Northwest
Used On: The 600 Series
Traditionally known for having a focused tone with a fast note decay that cuts through a mix, our maple guitars were revoiced for 2015 to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness, while retaining maple’s naturally clear, linear qualities. The clarity of the high end is still there, but the bottom end has been extended. The result is a more multi-dimensional sound that gives players the kind of musical versatility of other classic tonewoods, making our maple models a compelling choice as a primary guitar, not just a stage guitar. Our maple guitars are voiced to be very reflective of the player’s technique, so a player with a dynamic playing style or someone who likes to vary their picking attack will appreciate how easily those playing nuances come through in the tonal response.
Goes Well With: Most playing applications. Taylor’s revoiced maple guitars respond well to a variety of playing styles and settings.