Taylor 324CE Builder’s Edition Acoustic Guitar
Featuring a never-before-used tonewood and a host of player-focused design enhancements, the Builder’s Edition 324ce represents Taylor’s ongoing marriage of innovative acoustic design with forward-thinking strategy toward a more sustainable future. The star here is Urban Ash™, a tonewood sourced from city trees that have been selected for removal from urban settings due to weather or disease damage, public safety concerns, disruptive root systems, and simply reaching the end of their life cycle. Instead of allowing this beautiful, functional wood to end its life cycle in a landfill, we’ve reclaimed it for use in the backs and sides of this 324ce, offering a tonal response similar to high-tier mahogany: dry and woody, with a fundamental-strong response that produces clear notes largely free from ringing overtones. Paired with a mahogany top, this Grand Auditorium produces clear midrange presence and crisp highs over a rich low end that will satisfy strummers and fingerstyle players alike. V-Class bracing offers its trademark blend of power and resonance, emphasizing this guitar’s robust midrange while producing a more in-tune, musical sound. In keeping with the Builder’s Edition philosophy, this 324ce features an array of enhancements designed to provide the ultimate playing experience, including chamfered body and fretboard edges, a beveled armrest and cutaway, and a Curve Wing bridge. Other appointments include Compass inlays in faux pearl and Italian acrylic, Gotoh 510 tuners with a super-precise 21:1 gear ratio, a Silent Satin finish with a dark edgeburst treatment for an ultra-clean, noise-free sound, and ES2 electronics. It ships in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.
Note: Builder’s Edition guitars are currently not available in left-handed configurations.
A Second Life for Urban Ash
Featuring a mahogany top paired with new Urban Ash, the Builder’s Edition 324ce combines our passion for guitar tone with our commitment to support local urban ecosystems.
Introducing Urban Ash
As part of a new urban forest initiative, we’re excited to debut Urban Ash, a new tonewood that’s been responsibly sourced from trees in need of removal from municipal areas in Southern California. With mahogany-esque musicality, Urban Ash also has the potential to support the re-greening of city infrastructure.
Our revolutionary new sonic engine powers each Builder’s Edition guitar, reshaping the sound to produce more volume and sustain, with notes that are more in tune from top to bottom.