Taylor Fall 2012 Limited Edition Models
Taylor Guitars produces an array of Fall Limited Edition models in quilted sapele, Tasmanian blackwood and Macassar ebony.
The quilted sapele models are showcased in Taylor's Grand Auditorium, Grand Symphony, Grand Concert and Dreadnought shapes, as well as 12-Fret and Baritone 8-String models. This lot of quilted sapele was flatsawn and lightly stained to magnify the depth of the figure.
|Quilted sapele Fall Limiteds|
Paired with AA-grade European spruce tops,this combination makes for a tonal voice that Taylor guitar designer Andy Powers describes as "a little warmer and more powerful on the low end than normal...players will hear a darker, richer, more 'broken-in' sound than they might expect." Appointments include "Solitaire" diamond fret inlays, a sapele and Ivoroid rosette, Ivoroid binding and a Venetian cutaway.
Another offering is Taylor's Macassar ebony/sinker redwood Presentation Series. Macassar ebony's density is designed to produce deep lows and clear highs, while a sinker redwood top is designed to blend the warmth of cedar with a bold response. Together the overall voice is described as a bit darker. Available in both the Grand Auditorium and Grand Symphony shapes, each model features details including ebony binding with a contoured armrest, paua inlays and top trim, and on the interior, CV bracing.
Tasmanian blackwood sits in on the 400 Series. A cousin of Hawaiian koa, blackwood boasts a similar tone profile to koa, and joins this year's offerings in several models: 410ce, 412ce-N, 414ce, 414ce-N, 416ce, or Baritone 8-String. Each model features a three-piece back, with a Rock maple mini-wedge and is topped by Western Red cedar, while the Baritone Limited is offered with a Sitka top. Maple is also featured on the fretboard inlays, and a new "fishbone" rosette adorns the soundhole. Satin-finish back and sides are designed to give a natural, classic look, and a Venetian cutaway to invite register.
Each Fall Limited is equipped with the Taylor Expression System and arrives in a hardshell case. The models are available through Authorized Taylor Dealers.
For additional images and pricing information, visit www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/limited-editions/fall-2012.