One sumptuous new all-koa offering and some equally fetching new 400 and 600 series models from Taylor
The Taylor Grand Orchestra, the newest body shape in the company’s guitar line, debuted earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show to rave reviews from dealers and players. As part of a year-long rollout, Taylor is pleased to introduce the latest Grand Orchestra model, the all-koa K28e, at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.
The K28e boasts the bold yet balanced voice of its Grand Orchestra body shape, while koa’s appealing tonal flavors blend the midrange of mahogany with a splash of high-end sparkle. The koa top tends to impart a more controlled attack to the guitar’s sound compared to spruce, explains Taylor master builder Andy Powers, who designed the guitar. “The koa top makes a more subtle entrance,” he says. “The notes have a graceful, ‘fashionably late’ quality, giving the player a smooth and sweet-sounding sustain.” The Grand Orchestra’s proprietary bracing is a hybrid parabolic and scalloped design that produces unprecedented balance and responsiveness for a big-bodied guitar.
Each First Edition model K28e comes with a custom label and ships in a Deluxe “First Edition” hardshell case. Once the guitar is registered, the owner will receive a custom GO First Edition guitar strap, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and a special commemorative booklet. All models are equipped with Taylor’s proprietary Expression System acoustic electronics. The K28e will eventually become a standard model with the Koa Series.
Also new from taylor are the 614ce-LTD and 616ce-LTD models made using sapwood-infused African ebony all sourced from sustainably managed forests in Congo and European Spruce.
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