Summer NAMM 2019: Taylor adds koa K24ce to premium Builder’s Edition range

New Grand Auditorium acoustic builds on the K14ce and features the new V-Class architecture.

Taylor has added a new Grand Auditorium acoustic to its top-of-the-line Builder’s Edition catalogue: the K24ce. A follow up to the K14ce, this boutique instrument boasts stunning aesthetics, player-centric features and the brand’s proprietary V-Class architecture.

The first thing you’ll notice about this acoustic is the allure of Hawaiian koa used for its top and body. Its player-friendly features include chamfered body edges, a bevelled armrest as well as a double-carved cutaway. The last of these includes a finger bevel that’s touted to enhance access to the upper frets.

As compared to spruce, the koa top has a darker voicing. This is brought out further by the internal V-Class structure, which improves “volume, sustain and intonation”, according to Taylor.

Other premium touches include Taylor’s Silent Satin finish in the shade of Kona Burst as well as paua abalone and koa trim purfling that line the body’s contours. Completing the stunning look are Gotoh Gold 510 tuners that match the paua Spring Vine inlays along the fretboard.

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Available from $5,299. More info at taylorguitars.com. For the latest Summer NAMM 2019 news, click here.

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