Taylor 310ce Dreadnought (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)Item ID: 310ce
6-String Acoustic/Electric Single Cutaway Guitar, Sapele Dreadnought Body, Sitka Spruce Top
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Weight: 4lbs 14oz
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Discover the Difference a Taylor Guitar Can Make!Solid African mahogany backs and sides and gloss-finished Sitka spruce tops provide a clear, balanced tone, while wood fiber binding, pearl fretboard inlays, and chrome Taylor tuners streamline the look. The Expression System, now standard on all CE models, makes the 300 Series a great introduction to premium-quality, American-made, solid wood guitars.
Taylor 310ce Guitar
A Venetian cutaway adds dimension to classic Dreadnought styling, while the distinctive tone of African mahogany is faithfully amplified via the Taylor Expression System.
Taylor 310ce Wood
The warm tone and open midrange of African mahogany balances the bright and snappy characteristics of a Sitka spruce top. The resulting combination provides the perfect guitar for strong, rhythmic playing styles.
Taylor 310ce Dreadnought
A traditional shape refined, we combine classic dreadnought volume and bass response with the definitive Taylor sound: clear trebles and an open, airy midrange that Bob Taylor's signature design accentuates. Dreadnoughts respond especially well to flatpicking or light-to-heavy strumming.
Taylor Expression System
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System™ utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors™ to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
Taylor 310ce Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
The finish used to create this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Big Guitar, Big Voice
by Kevin Vaught from Mayslick KYThis is my third Taylor that I own and by far the best. I have a Baby Taylor for travel and my wife got me a 114ce for Christmas last year. I bought this on the recomendation from my sales engineer, A... read more [+]ndy Bitler, and he was right on the money. You see, I was looking for the traditional dreadnaught sound: big and bold and full spectrum. With the solid stitka spruce top and the mahogany back and sides, this Taylor delivers the goods. I teach guitar in a small town in northern KY and sometimes play out at acoustic settings where I need an acoustic guitar that can cut through the other acoustic instruments. This guitar has no problem with doing that at all. Combine the construction of this guitar (which is amazing) and a lively strum hand and it can sound as loud as a cannon going off, only much more pleasant. LOL
February 14, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician(semi retired) Music Producer, Engineer, Instructor
If you are looking for a modestly priced american made guitar that will last a lifetime, look no further then a Taylor. Be it the 310ce or any other Taylor guitar and you will not be dissapointed. Thanks Andy for the advice. I love this guitar. close [-]
Sound is just Amazing!
by Nick from Naples, FLJust learning to play so I'm not a professional by any means but this thing sounds absolutely amazing. I can't talk about the strings, frets and pickups since I don't know anything about that but on ... read more [+]sound alone it will blow you away. close [-]
April 27, 2012
Music Background: Novice
Professional Quality - Right Outta Da Box
by Matt Skinner from Fairfield, CATaylor's new ad in Acoustic Guitar Magazine says, "The kind of age-old craftsmanship than can only come from an age-old craftsman. And his helper robot." I love that. I had no reservations about or... read more [+]dering a Taylor from an online retailer without ever having played it. I'd played enough of them in several stores to know they're consistency. Right outta da box...tone, tone, and more tone. Per the serial number, the particular guitar I received was built just over two months ago. I CANNOT WAIT to hear what it sounds like over the years as it opens up and gains character. Clear highs, pronounced mids, and little bit of boom. I love it. I'm so thankful I bought this. I gave it a 4.5 on features only because it would be nice to have perhaps a abalone rosette, like on the 500 series. The concentric rings are a little plain, but any serious guitarist knows that looks ALWAYS take a back seat to tone. Put this "workhorse" to work for you today. close [-]
May 14, 2010
Music Background: Full-time Worship Leader
Worth taking a long hard look at...Taylor 310CE
by Mikey from Los Angeles, CA USAThis was the first decent guitar I ever got (in 1999!) It has aged nicely, it looks perfect and sounds incredible. It's got a sound and feel all of it's own. There is a time and place to use it thou... read more [+]gh. That said, I do still reach for it often.
January 10, 2009
Music Background: Pro Musician
It records very nicely. But like I just said; it has it's place. It's just a little more mellow sounding than the 'average' acoustic (not bassy, just less shimmery, softer midrange.) Almost like a .25 or thumb instead of a 1.0 pick, but it's not that simple to explain hah. Obviously string choice will make a big difference towards whatever tone you're going for..
Overall...I definitely love mine and recommend it to anyone. Go play one for yourself and you'll see why I took the time to write this. close [-]
A pretty special guitar
by Kenteroo from Sunnyvale, CA USAThis is a lot of guitar, that's for sure. Strumming and picking from different positions varies the tone widely. This can be a frustrating guitar for a beginner.
February 11, 2009
Music Background: Semi-Pro
The intonation is dead nuts on... read more [+]. Jaw dropping. Once you've heard it you can never go back to a "beater" guitar. It does have a very shimmery high end, especially when strung with the Nanowebs. It does strike a pretty good middle ground between finger picking and strumming but if you really want a good finger picking rig take a look at the 214.
The ES system is not the best thing since sliced bread, despite marketing claims to the contrary. For club performing it is probably just fine (for boosting the low end ES is the bomb) but for recording you'll need to be careful. It is noisy, which surprised me coming from Rupert Neve. What it will give when paired with a good mic is just about any sound you might want to go for.
I'm still dialing in the action on mine but I'm getting there. As I wrote, it's a deep guitar. You'll probably need to dial it in if you have specific needs. The good news is that truss rod adjustments are easy and it holds its intonation very nicely. String choice is also critical, as another reviewer mentioned. Try this guitar out before you buy one to know what you're getting into. close [-]
Taylor 310ce Dreadnought (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)
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