Quick OverviewGuitar Acoustic Taylor 310CE-LTD Spring Ltd 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 its normally reserved for the upper end of the Taylor line, our years of buying whole koa logs can sometimes yield sets of wood that have all the tonal character and charm of premium koa but arent quite as figured as the most prized sets reserved for the Koa Series. Thats where our 300 Series Koa Limiteds come in, offering a special treat and a great value.
Bob Taylor designed each unique Taylor body shape with a specific playing style in mind, from the hard-strumming GS, to the articulate fingerstyle Grand Concert, to the all-purpose Grand Auditorium. Explore each shape to find your Taylor fit and rest assured that whichever shape you choose, you can expect Taylors signature balanced tone and unmatched playability.
If a guitars body shape produces the sonic equivalent of a meal, think of tonewoods as the seasoning. The unique acoustic properties of woods help color a body shapes fundamental sound. The key is to find the woods that match up best with your playing style and intended applications. It might be rosewoods low-end growl and sizzling trebles; the midrange overtones of mahogany; the focus and projection of maple; or the warmth of a cedar top for fingerpicking. As you play different guitars, pay attention to each wood pairings distinctive acoustic traits, along with the feeling of responsiveness in your hands. If you plan to play and sing, tune in to the way the acoustic sound relates to your voice.
Beyond tonal considerations, woods boast an inherent visual appeal that can also be deeply inspiring. Figured koa, maple, and cocobolo, to name a few, have cast a seductive spell on many a player. Grain patterns, color variegation, and other visual characteristics all help differentiate a guitar and showcase each one as a truly unique instrument.
Our wood descriptions should help convey the tonal characteristics of each of the woods we use, but keep in mind that each tree, and even each set of wood, is different. Fortunately, here at Taylor we benefit from having listened to countless versions of particular models, which has given us a good sampling of each tonewoods core acoustic personality.
In the end, our goal is simple: to help you find the ultimate tone.
|Bracing||Foward Shifted Pattern w/ Relief Rout|
|Case||Taylor Standard Hardshell Black|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A.|
|Dimensions||20" x 16" x 4 5/8"|
|Finish||Top Gloss, Back/Side/Neck Satin|
|Scale Length/# Of Frets||25 1/2" / 20 frets|
|Top/Body Material||Sitka Spruce/Hawaiian Koa|
|Tuning Machines||Taylor Chrome|