Diving into the Specs of the Taylor 324CE Tasmanian Blackwood



Dive into this Taylor 324CE Tasmanian Blackwood Guitar Review

      This is a Taylor 324CE V Class. The three series from Taylor usually is going to feature Sapelle on the back and sides and usually if you're going to see a spruce top on here, but the 324 is a little bit different, you'll see that the middle number is changed to a two instead of a one's on Taylor's are going to indicate that the guitar is a six string softwood, so you'll either see a cedar or spruce top. And then when we start changing the top wood to a harder wood like this tropical mahogany on this guitar, the middle number in the model number changes to a two.
     This is ending in a four. So anything ending in a four from Taylor is going to be a grand auditorium, body size, definitely a good all rounder. We if we go much smaller with this body size, you're going to suffer a little bit on the bass response, but you'll gain a little bit of touch sensitivity. If we start going bigger than this, you'll start gaining bass response, but also you're going to have
a much bigger body to sling your arm over. I think this body size is one of Taylor's most popular body sizes. It's one of their most popular selling models as well, and definitely a good all rounder. If you're going to be doing any sort of fingerstyle and strumming playing, I think this would be
a great guitar to check out.
      What we're also going to see a little bit different on this 324 compared to some three for teens is we're also going to change the back inside Wood. This is Tasmanian Blackwood and definitely a nice feature. It can be mistaken for Sapele and it can be mistaken for Mahogany. It's got a very similar grain pattern, a very similar color, but this is Tasmanian blackwood on the back and sides.
And if you've watched any of our other videos, I do a little bit of an explanation showing how what you are going to lose in touch sensitivity and top end frequencies from a spruce top. What you gain with the Mahogany top is a lot of mid-range power and a lot of punch and a lot of volume throw.
     It does require that you play it a little bit harder than a softwood top, but definitely a nice guitar. if you're looking to get the power out there and maybe looking for a different tonality compared to your normal wood combinations.
      When we're on the back of the guitar right here, you'll also see one of the new things that Taylor's been doing recently, within the last year or so, is offering black tuners as well as I believe they have chrome and black nickel options, which is almost a cross. Looks like a gunmetal chrome color. Definitely a nice feature to see on this guitar. I  think it really brings out the rest of the vibe on this guitar because you do have black binding and black hardware on the rest of the instrument. Nothing too overstated in terms of inlay or rosette style, but I think that this is a great guitar, not too overstated and definitely a good workhorse of an instrument.
     If you're interested in purchasing a Taylor 324CE guitar from us, just check out our website or call the shop at 480-656-7749 to see what we have in stock or if we are getting any more in soon. Thanks!