Taylor PS-10ce-L4 Presentation


Style: Dreadnought with cutaway
Top: Engelmann Spruce
Back: Cocobolo, Master Grade
Binding: Grained Ivoroid with Abalone Trim
Fretboard: Ebony with 'Byzantine' Inlay
Neck: Tropical Mahogany, 1 11/16" at nut
Electronics: Taylor Expression System
Condition: Mint
Retail: $7,098 (in 2003)
Taylor PS-10ce-L4 Presentation Series Dreadnought, Engelmann Spruce & Cocobolo

This is a Taylor Limited Edition Presentation Series Dreadnought - a 2004 PS-10ce-L4. The L4 means Cocobolo, in this case master grade, and the ce means cutaway with electronics, in this case the Taylor Expression system. The top is of Engelmann Spruce, with a beautiful sunburst finish.

Taylor's Presentation Series guitars get a lot of attention at the factory, and I understand that Bob Taylor maintains personal involvement with the PS production team. The attention to detail certainly shows in the finished product, which is outfitted with spectacular appointments. A Green heart abalone rosette swims through the lighter and darker regions of the sunburst, and the sunburst itself is bordered at the guitar's edge with Abalone purfling on the top, back and sides, as well as around the fingerboard. Oh, and then there's a gorgeous "Byzantine" fingerboard inlay, also in Abalone - complex, but not overdone - elegant and classy. The Byzantine theme is quoted again in headstock & bridge inlays. The body is bound with Grained Ivoroid, as are the fretboard and headstock, and soundhole. The tuners are gold with Ebony buttons. As mentioned above, the Taylor Expression system is installed.

This instrument has a full, complex tone - harmonically rich, balanced and very pleasing, with good volume and projection. This instrument has resided in a private collection since being purchased last year, and has hardly been played - it undoubtedly needs to open up a bit, but you can already hear that this guitar sings sweetly. But don't take my word for it - click on the yellow speaker icon above, and hear for yourself (requires MP3 player.)

Condition on this guitar is completely mint. Includes a deluxe luggage-style Taylor hardcase, as pictured. Last published retail price for this instrument was $7,098 in 2003.
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