Taylor Guitars is already making a splash, ahead of the 2020 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim on January 16th. Released today is information on a host of new guitars featuring fresh designs from Andy Powers and crew. Highlights include the expansion of the popular Builder's Edition with four new guitars!
The four new Builder’s Edition models:
The 816ce — Andy’s first V-Class Grand Symphony, which features a soundport cutaway to unleash a uniquely immersive acoustic experience. (Pre-Order Now)
The 912ce — The first Builder’s Edition Grand Concert, delivering responsiveness that electric players will love. Available in either Natural or a Wild Honey Burst. (Pre-Order)
The 652ce — A reverse-strung 12-fret 12-string Grand Concert with Taylor’s super-smooth double-mounted string anchoring. (Pre-Order)
The 324ce — This mahogany-top Grand Auditorium showcases a new back and side wood, "Urban Ash" sourced from trees that were salvaged that needed to be removed from municipal areas. (Pre-Order Now)
The Grand Symphony and Grand Orchestra return to the line up with V-class bracing, and a host of new build and aesthetic features.
New V-ClassTM Grand Orchestra Models Design architect Andy Powers has adapted his award-winning V-Class architecture for Taylor’s biggest, deepest body shape, the Grand Orchestra, and updated the aesthetic The Sound: Andy leaned into the GO’s naturally big, deep voice, combining V-Class with the guitar’s huge lung capacity to bolster the sonic horsepower even more.
In addition to improved sustain and intonation, V-Class enhances the touch sensitivity, allowing the top to be
set in motion easily and giving it phenomenal dynamic range. Players who tune down also will love the voicing.
Models 618e: Figured maple back/sides, Sitka spruce top 818e: Indian rosewood back/sides, Sitka spruce topAesthetic Updates
Both the 618e and 818e share new appointment details, including a new Mission fretboard/peghead inlay in mother-of-pearl and ivoroid The 618e features a new Antique Blonde color treatment
Along side the 816ce Builder's Edition, the new K26ce Grand Symphony showcases the new soundport and other changes.
V-Class Grand Symphony K26ce The all-koa K26ce showcases Andy’s redesigned Grand Symphony, which features V-Class bracing and a soundport cutaway The guitar also incorporates shorter scale length (24-7/8”) and light-gauge strings The Sound: high-fidelity, symphonic sound. The sound radiates more evenly in different directions, creates a more immersive, reverb-like effect with remarkable sustain
The Expanded 200 Series
Taylor has expanded its offerings within the 200 Series to include new 200 Plus and 200 Deluxe models. Highlights include:
200 Series Most models feature layered Indian rosewood back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top Available body styles include Dreadnought and three Grand Auditorium models, including 12-string and nylon-string options Models: 210ce, 214ce, 214ce-N (nylon-string), 254ce (12-string) The series also includes the 214ce-K, featuring layered koa and solid spruce
200 Plus Series This year marks the release of Taylor’s first 200 Plus Series guitars, beginning with one Dreadnought (210ce Plus) and one Grand Auditorium (214ce Plus) Layered Indian rosewood back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top Appointments include gloss finish, black binding, nickel tuners and ES2 electronics Also comes with a new AeroCase Sturdy construction that provides similar protection to Taylor hardshell case with 1/3 less weight Heavy-duty, water-repellant outer material in Chocolate Brown with antique brass hardware and padded handle Burgundy plush lining as found in the Taylor hardshell cases Concealable, adjustable, padded backpack straps Generous outer storage pocket (fits laptop, tablet, iPad and notes) with dedicated stand pouch that fits Taylor Portable Guitar Stand
200 Deluxe Series New Model: 264ce-K DLX (coming late Q1) 12-string Grand Auditorium featuring layered Hawaiian koa back and sides with a solid koa top Appointments include Small Diamond inlays, polished bronze tuners, gloss finish with a shaded edgeburst, and Taylor deluxe hardshell case All Taylor 200 DLX models now feature polished bronze tuners
The GS Mini Series
The GS Mini Series, Taylor’s popular GS Mini family grows to include other enticing woods
GS Mini Rosewood
GS Mini-e Rosewood
- Layered Indian rosewood back and sides and with a solid Sitka
- Structured GS Mini bag
GS Mini-e Koa Plus
- Layered Hawaiian koa back and sides and a solid koa top
- Upgraded appointments include a shaded edgeburst body, Taylor nickel tuners, ES2 electronics and an AeroCase
GS Mini-e Koa Bass
- This all-koa edition joins our maple GS Mini Bass and features layered Hawaiian koa back and sides and a solid koa top
- Players looking to add a new tool to their musical repertoire will love the feel, look and sound of our scaled-down four-string
- Taylor’s spruce-top travel-size guitars (BT1/BT1e) sport a wood upgrade this year to layered walnut back and sides
- These portable, inviting instruments have also been outfitted with maple necks
- Offered with or without onboard ES-B electronics, which include a built-in tuner
Stay tuned at alamomusic.com for more updates and information on each of these models.