Hawaiian koa’s captivating beauty is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal.Learn More
I love, love, love a 12 string guitar. There are so many great 12 string songs. "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers immediately comes to mind, as does Leadbelly, The Byrds, Leo Kottke, early Stones, and so on. This is an all Koa guitar with a cutaway, and pickup system. Built in 2004, this guitar precedes Taylor's BTO program, and was custom built for a local artist. You hardly ever see an all Koa Taylor 12-string. In fact, this is only the second one I've ever seen in the past 20 years. The koa wood is gorgeous, it is absolutely lovely. Tortoise shell body and neck binding. Expression system electronics. The guitar is in good condition, shows some slight overall play wear. It sounds amazing, like a great grand piano. Sublime really (I know that sounds over the top but sometimes I just can't help myself) The frets are fine, showing some slight wear but with lots of life in them. Everything is good and ready to go. You'll love this guitar, I know I do. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
This handsome all-koa cutaway Dreadnought from our 200 Deluxe collection blends a solid Hawaiian koa top, featuring a shaded edgeburst, with layered koa back and sides. The overall look is vintage organic beauty, with the help of a black pickguard and black binding that complement the dark edgeburst and the ebony fretboard and bridge from our mill in Cameroon. A full-gloss body highlights the rich character of the wood. Tonally, the Dreadnought responds well to lively strummers and flatpickers, as the hardwood koa top adds natural compression that evens out a player’s attack to produce a nicely focused, balanced sound. Additional appointments include Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking “fishbone” pattern, Taylor ES2 electronics, chrome tuners, and a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Until now, torrefied spruce tops have been reserved for Taylor's maple 600 series, so this limited edition 714ce Koa/torrefied Sitka spruce beauty serves up a unique treat in both look and sound.
Now, all of you Taylor aficionados may think you know all about this guitar, but you folks need to rethink the norm! So...where shall I begin? Let's start with the front view of this instrument. Yes, it is sitka spruce. But, torrefied sitka spruce. So, you top-off the aged look of the torrefied top with a very tasteful Western shaded sunburst. Now this is something special. The ebony fretboard does indeed have some of the variegation unique to each of these 714ce Ltd guitars. This unique look to each fretboard comes as a result of Taylor's ecologically sound decision to use "imperfect" ebony for fretboards. I feel that this uniqueness to each fretboard is one of the attractions. The nice colorful paua rosette and the pearl Century fretboard inlays, along with the abalone dotted ebony bridge pins all leave you with a first impression that you can't forget. But that is just the top! This Grand Auditorium cutaway guitar has a back and sides of gorgeous Hawaiian koa, normally reserved for Taylor's legendary Koa Series. Big, wide grain, colorful and straight. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the back is of three pieces. Koa has a natural sounding midrange and singing bright trebles. When you couple those qualities with the played-in vibe from the torrefied spruce-soundboard, you end up with a smooth, warm and responsive sound and feel. Taylor is making a very limited run of these guitars that will only be available for their Roadshow presentations. At our very recent Roadshow event, this guitar was THE standout over all of the guitars brought in for the show, and there was indeed plenty of competition! Nice hardshell case, the latest ES2 electronics. There is certainly a lot to love about this fine instrument!Learn More