It’s also loaded with ES-2 electronics for amplification, with the controls integrated seamlessly into the top shoulder of the instrument. The 20-fret sapele neck comes with an ebony fretboard, and runs at a short 23.5-inch scale-length for extra playing comfort.
The Koa, Taylor says, tends to lend “more of a controlled, sustaining ‘roll-in’ effect to a note. An all-koa guitar will produce strong fundamental focus, with a splash of top-end shimmer.”
While the new wood choice is informed by its tonal qualities, Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers also talked to us about the brand’s approach to sourcing sustainable materials and building a foundation for the generations of acoustics to come.
The guitar lists for $999. More information at taylorguitars.com.