Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce Tobacco Kona Burst
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 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.
Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Auditorium Shape - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Tropical Mahogany Top Wood - The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.
Urban Ash Body Wood - Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Beveled Cutaway - A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment None
Top Finish Silent Satin
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish None
Rosette Size Single Ring
Bridge Inlay None
Back/Side Finish Silent Satin
Armrest Binding Beveled, Neo-Tropical
Backstrap Wood None
Rosette Mat. Faux Pearl
Stain/Sunburst Tobacco Kona Burst
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay Compass, Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint Scarf
Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Heel Length 3-1/4"
Peghead Finish Satin
Peghead Binding None
Peghead Type Standard
Peghead Purfling None
Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay Compass, Italian Acrylic
Peghead Logo Italian Acrylic
Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim None
*Models are subject to change without notice.