Taylor K22-ce Grand Concert
Style: Grand Concert
Top: Figured Redwood (Owner Supplied)
Fretboard: Ebony with Abalone inlay
Electronics: Taylor Expression System
Condition: Mint (see description)
Taylor K22-ce Custom Shop Grand Concert, Figured Redwood/Koa
This wonderful Taylor K22-ce is a rare bird indeed. In a complete departure
from Taylor factory policy, it was made with customer-supplied figured Redwood
on top (Taylor does not normally accept wood from customers for building.)
The Redwood was paired with an absolutely stunning set of Koa on the back
and sides, resulting in a simply incredible Taylor Grand Concert - a wonderful
guitar for fingerstyle and light strumming, and a truly one-of-a-kind instrument.
This guitar features a gorgeous Abalone rosette, Abalone top purfling and
fingerboard inlays, and even the Taylor logo is in Abalone, set into an Ebony
headstock overlay. The tuner buttons are also Ebony.
The tone of this guitar is wonderful - rich, full and open, with harmonic
complexity, a clear high end, warm midtones with a nice, even bass response.
If you're a Taylor Grand Concert fan, you might know that Taylor begain re-voicing
that guitar a little over a year ago, with a very noticable improvement. This
was actually the second production guitar to receive this new grand concert
voicing. This guitar sounds great in person, but also records particularly
well, too. In fact, this very guitar was used in the recording of Brian Wilson's
recent "Smile" album. The current owner is a friend of Jeffrey Foskett,
and loaned the guitar to him for a few of the sessions. The owner and I are
exploring the possibility of providing documentation for this, but unless
I amend this listing, consider this an interesting, undocumented anecdote.
This K22-ce includes the Taylor Expression System electronics. The factory
TRS-to-XLR cable is included, but you can also use any quality stereo or mono
cable. The list price on this guitar would be $5,800, assuming you could even
order one like this. Which you can't. Includes Taylor deluxe Hardshell Case,
and all case candy as pictured.
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