Taylor 324e - Shaded Edgeburst, Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Tropical Mahogany Top, Tasmanian Blackwood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst
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Great Value in a Responsive Grand Auditorium

Fingerstylists and dynamic players who want a comfortable body size and characteristic Taylor playability will find their match in the Grand Auditorium Taylor 324 acoustic-electric guitar. The 324's richly grained mahogany top pairs beautifully with Tasmanian blackwood back and sides to give you a powerful, well-balanced sound with punchy midrange focus that really cuts through a mix. The 324's updated traditional appointments and Shaded Edge Burst top look great under stage lights. And the onboard Expression System 2 pickup system is designed to capture every nuance of your playing whether you're plugged in at the coffee shop or tracking in the studio.

Taylor 324e Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Contoured dreadnought body style has versatile tones and solid playability
  • Rich tone and looks from a mahogany/blackwood design
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Contoured dreadnought body style has versatile tones and solid playability

The 324 has the playability and full voice you expect from a Taylor dreadnought, but with a broader, darker tonal spectrum and unique stage looks thanks to an exotic tonewood pairing. Strummers, bluegrass pickers, fingerstylists, and solo singer/songwriters who need expressive dynamics will all find things to appreciate in the Taylor 324.

Rich tone and looks from a mahogany/blackwood design

A tropical mahogany top gives the Taylor 324 its complex lows and controlled midrange. Back and sides made from Tasmanian blackwood - a cousin of koa wood - enhance harmonic content and give this guitar a custom look under stage lights. A dark stain gives the mahogany top a moody look to match its complex sound.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the natural-sounding Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics onboard the 324. This system features a three-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar's saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression. For direct tone you can depend on, Sweetwater guitarists often recommend Taylor ES2 electronics.

Taylor 324e Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Medium-sized Grand Auditorium body
  • Expressive dynamics for singer/songwriters and fingerstylists
  • Tropical mahogany produces a rich, deep tone
  • Tasmanian blackwood back and sides enhance harmonics and projection
  • Ebony fretboard improves clarity and note definition
  • Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics provide natural sound reproduction and a full dynamic response
  • Balanced output for noise-free amplification
Experience the look and tone of mahogany and blackwood in the Taylor 324e acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Series 300
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Shaded Edge Burst
Finish Satin
Top Wood Tropical Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Tasmanian Blackwood
Body Bracing Standard III bracing
Binding Black
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Small Diamonds
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics ES2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Case Included Deluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 324e

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Satisfied in every way!

Working with Tim H. and the entire Sweetwater staff from start to finish is always a great experience. The Taylor 324e is stunning and very playable. The finish is nicely done and the case is beautiful. It has a warm mid range and crisp and distinct highs. I enjoy playing the American made classic and it sounds beautiful. Taylor gives all kinds of useful tips to help maintain the guitar. If you enjoy playing, buy a guitar and encourage all to play as well! Taylor makes a quality product and the craftsmanship is obvious in this well balanced and beautiful instrument.
5/5

Taylor 324E

what an awesome guitar, beautifully crafted, the mahogany and blackwood compliment each other and the ebony and diamond fret inlays look perfect, not gaudy. the sound is amazing whether fingerpicking or strumming. projects a clear and distinct sound I guess due to the GA body type, I have been used to dreadnaught bodies which this almost is , the difference being the "waist" is smaller which actually makes for extremely comfortable playing while sitting. I did plug it in to insure the electronics worked and sounded great, I did however leave the 1/4 plug in the guitar on my stand and that killed the battery, must unplug the amp cable when not in use, The instructions did state this but who reads instruction before hand., I also tried to replace with a 9 volt Panasonic battery and it will not fit in battery case, I looked at the two batteries and the Duracell 9 volt is shorter? who knew. If you can buy this guitar.... a keeper
Music background: hobby of 50 years
5/5

MAHOGONY AND BLACKWOOD

I bought my 324e in April and love it. It has a precise sound and a joy to play. The looks are great and plugged in or not it has that unmistakable Taylor presence. Jeff Bonifay was a real standup guy to deal with. Buy one, you'll be impressed.
Music background: Decades of years playing small gigs.
4.5/5

Mahogany Top + Taylor Quality & Playability

I bought a 324e (non-shaded) in February 2016, one of the last production run models for 2015. Sometimes, guitars with a body smaller than dreadnought-size can come across as slightly thin BUT the 324e does not. The 324e has a very even and punchy sound which is very pleasing to my ears. This guitar also has the correct balance of high-end in the sound as well...sometimes smaller spruce-topped guitars have too much treble. Most of this is due to the Mahogany top, which is a perfect choice for a guitar of this size. As far as the E2 pickup system is concerned, I've only made a few test recordings with it so far and it sounds better than most internal acoustic pickups. All in all, my Taylor 324e is a fantastic instrument. Fit and finish are excellent, playability is almost startlingly good and the mahogany top produces a warm, punchy but very clear tone.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars