Quality Time With The New Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce

Quality Time With The New Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce

At the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars unveiled new guitars that expanded their existing collection of Builder's Edition guitars. In that group of new guitars was the most affordable Builder's Edition guitar to date, the new Builder's Edition 324ce. Building on the successful recipe that was first introduced with the Builder's Edition K14ce, the 324ce includes all of the ergonomic features: armrest bevel, cutaway bevel, chamfered edges, silent satin finish and more. The softened wing bridge first seen on the Grand Pacific Builder's Edition guitars is here as well. New to this guitar is a tone wood that is being utilized on a guitar for the first time, Urban Ash! This is Taylor's name for the tone wood that has been sourced from Shamel Ash that was planed in Urban environments and had to be taken down. Always looking for a way to be conservation minded with tone woods, Taylor set out to find a wood form these trees that may be suitable to guitar building. Andy Powers was impressed with this wood and so are we. The tone from the "Urban Ash" has the response of high grade mahogany, with a dry woodiness that when paired with the Mahogany top produces a wonderful ring with a dark earthy tone. Gotoh 510 tuners and Compass inlays round out the guitar that comes with a Deluxe Western Floral Hardshell case.