Part of Taylor's 300 Series Special Edition models, the 322ce SEB features a mahogany-top cutaway Grand Concert body that's perfect for rootsy fingerstyle players in search of a comfortable-size guitar. The short-scale neck makes fretting and bending strings easier, while the mahogany/sapele wood pairing yields a surprisingly dynamic tonal range for a smaller body. A smooth shaded edgeburst adds a tasteful vintage look that complements the dark and rich-grained mahogany top.
Appointments include a black pickguard and binding with crisp white top trim and a 3-ring rosette. The guitar also comes equipped with Expression System 2 electronics for a smooth plug-and-play experience.
The smallest of Taylor' full-size body shapes. Its compact dimensions make for a physically comfortable guitar with an intimate feel and sound. The smaller footprint keeps the overtones in check, contributing to a focused, articulate sound that' well-suited for recording and stage work.
As a top wood, mahogany produces a natural compression, so it won™t yield as quick a response as a spruce-top guitar will. A mahogany-top guitar will produce strong fundamentals, with clear and direct focus. It might be characterized as having a woody, dry tone.
Sapele' tonal output is consistent and balanced across the tonal spectrum, making it compatible with a diverse range of playing styles. It' comparable to mahogany but its higher density tends to produce a slightly brighter sound with more top-end shimmer.
Expression System 2
Taylor' breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.
Big-bodied tone in a more compact, playable body design with an eye-pleasing finish.
- Body type: Grand Concert
- Cutaway: Single cutaway
- Top wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Back & sides: Sapele
- Bracing pattern: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Satin
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Info not available
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.87"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Shadow
- Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
- Tuning machines: Nickel
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
- Number of strings: 12-string
- Special features: Finish
- Case: Hardshell case
- Country of origin: United States
This product includes Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar E-book