Taylor 400 Series Acoustic Guitars
Indian rosewood or African ovangkol? Both deliver full-range tone profiles. Rosewood’s voice tends to emphasize the low and high ends of the tonal spectrum, with an extra splash of treble sparkle, while ovangkol will lean toward a stronger midrange presence. Let your ears be the judge. If it comes down to looks, you’ve got ovangkol’s golden-brown hues and dot inlays versus rosewood’s chocolate complexion and, new for 2018, a Renaissance fretboard inlay. Whichever flavor you prefer, signature Taylor playability will help you sound your best.
This popular cutaway Grand Auditorium entices players of all styles with an array of sonic delights, starting with the classic wood pairing of solid rosewood and Sitka spruce. The guitar is now powered by our award-winning V-Class internal bracing, which not only enhances the voicing with more volume, sustain and projection, but also improves the intonation along the entire fretboard, yielding greater clarity, consistency and harmonic agreement between notes. As a result, rosewood’s full-spectrum voice, featuring rich overtones, takes on an even more pleasing high-fidelity sound that translates into a more expressive response. It makes a fantastic guitar for virtually any application. The appointments strike a tasteful balance between style and restraint, featuring white binding, Renaissance fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and a full-gloss body. The guitar ships with Taylor ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.
Shape: Grand Auditorium
Top Woods: Sitka Spruce
Body Woods: Indian Rosewood
Electronics: Expression System® 2
Cutaways: Venetian Cutaway
Bracing: V-Class Bracing