Dreadnought fans craving an easy-playing option are bound to love the soft feel of the 24-7/8-inch-scale-length neck featured on the cutaway 310ce. Strummers and flatpickers will love the clear projection and top-end brightness of the solid sapele/Sitka spruce tonewood pairing, while the Dreadnought body’s wide waist produces a strong low end and focused midrange. Aesthetic details include black binding, a black pickguard, Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss top. The guitar comes performance-ready with Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Origin: West Africa
Used On: 300 Series, Acoustic 3 Series, Laminate 100 Series, GS Mini, Baby and Big Baby
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It’s sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. We’ll be able to offer it for a long, long time.
Goes Well With: Everything. Like ovangkol, it’s a great all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.