Taylor 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought - Shaded Edgeburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Koa Top, Layered Koa Back and Sides, Sapele Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Shaded Edgeburst
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All-koa Taylor Dreadnought A/E with Eye-catching Appointments

The Taylor 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought is one of those acoustic-electric guitars that sounds better every time you play it. Its all-koa construction offers a crisp snap with strong mids and sparkling highs that will become richer, sweeter, and more resonant with age. And playing this guitar often won't be a problem, by virtue of its comfortable sapele neck. Experience top-shelf amplified tone, courtesy of the onboard ES2 electronics. In addition to its striking koa body, the Taylor 220ce Deluxe Dreadnought also features eye-catching black binding, a single-ring faux pearl rosette with interlocking "fishbone" pattern, and Italian acrylic, small diamond fingerboard inlays.

The wonderful look and sound of koa

Koa is a treasured tonewood that's only found on the Hawaiian islands. In Hawaiian, koa means "bold," surely describing this wood's gorgeous, curly grain; figuring; and now, its rich acoustic tone. Koa is prized for its combination of warm tone and beautiful looks. This Taylor 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought looks as good as it sounds!

Classic dreadnought shape delivers excellent tone and volume

The powerful voice and unrivaled projection of the traditional dreadnought body style has made it a top choice of strummers and flatpickers throughout history. The naturally deep lows, crisp highs, and open, airy midrange of Taylor's dreadnought body help to balance this acoustic-electric guitar's tone, yielding a sound that's equally at home with traditional bluegrass as it is with modern acoustic rock. If you're looking for a guitar that can handle aggressive picking and driving rhythms, you're going to love the Taylor 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought.

Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression. We were more than impressed when Taylor came to Sweetwater to show us what this system can do, and we think you will be too.

Taylor 220ce Deluxe Koa Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • All-koa construction offers a crisp snap with strong mids and sparkling highs that sound better with age
  • Dreadnought body shape yields excellent volume and projection
  • Comfortable sapele neck is infinitely playable
  • ES2 electronics provide outstanding amplified tone
  • Eye-catching koa body, black binding, single-ring faux pearl rosette with interlocking "fishbone" pattern, and Italian acrylic, small diamond fingerboard inlays
  • Chrome tuners ensure rock-solid intonation

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Shaded Edgeburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Koa
Back & Sides Wood Layered Koa
Binding Black
Neck Wood Sapele
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Italian acrylic small diamonds
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Chrome
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Nubone/Tusq
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics ES2
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 220ce-K DLX

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