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Taylor 310CE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Get a warm tone from the African mahogany back and sides and a bright tone from the sitka spruce top that is perfect for rhythmic strumming and even flatpicking. (32) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
African mahogany back and sides Warm tone; open midrange
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Taylor Expression System pickups Innovative multiple pickup system on-board

Taylor 310CE Dreadnought Cutaway Guitar

The Taylor 310ce's Venetian cutaway adds dimension to classic Dreadnought styling, while the distinctive tone of African mahogany is faithfully amplified via the Taylor Expression System. 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.

Dreadnought Refined
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. On-board tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.

Fit & Finish
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. Available in natural finish.

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Specifications
Type/Shape: 6-String Dreadnought

Back & Sides: African Mahogany

Top: Sitka Spruce

Soundhole Rosette: Wood Fiber

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Large Pearl Dots

Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Binding: Black Fiber

Bridge: Ebony

Nut & Saddle: Tusq

Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners

Strings: Elixir Medium Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating

Scale Length: 25 1/2 in.

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4 in.

Number of Frets: 20

Bracing: Scalloped, X-Brace

Finish: Satin with Gloss Top

Cutaway: Venetian

Electronics: Taylor Expression System

Body Width: 16 in.

Body Depth: 4-5/8 in.

Body Length: 20 in.

Overall Length: 41 in.

Case: Taylor Hardshell
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 310ce_2017
Customer Reviews
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Clarity and precision"
Sound: I think the character of this guitar really spoke to me over others in the same price range. I've been really turned on to the quality, projection and clarity of Taylors over the past few years. I loved Martin's as a kid because they looked so perfect, sounded great and were made near my hometown in PA. However, being such a reputable brand, if not the most widely known and used, has allowed them to hike the prices up. Taylor is still offering great guitars for decent prices. I liked the 110 and 210 for the sound, but the 310 definitely beats it out. I was even ready to shell out for the ovangkol 410ce, but in comparison, the 310ce actually sounded better to me. I love the warmth that the mahogony brings. I do think the midrange could be slightly more present, but the guitar as a whole ranks up there with a D-28 for being a classic in what it does, which is project a crisp, clean sound in the purest form with real woods. It does do fingerpicking very well, but it also performs as a lead instrument and strummer. Feature: Simplicity is the name of the game kids. As another smart guitarist already mentioned, typically a more ornate and decorated guitar is going to lack in sound. Often times the inlays can actually muffle the sound and so can the finish. I find the satin back and sides finish allows the guitar to really vibrate and the glossy spruce top reels that sound back in calmly. So overall it's bright, but controlled. I always am one for tone above fancy-ness, and this guitar has loads of it. It does feature real wood back and sides, even though it's a cheaper mahogony, it's an African Mahogony, which def. has an exotic appeal and look to it. I like better than the American neck it comes with. I love the fact that it has a strap button the neck heel joint, a BIG plus. Expression system is great, although it sounds so much like the real guitar unlugged that I kind of wish it had more of that rubbery sound that a Fishman preamp might give. However, it sounds great still, just a little too bright for my liking at times. Nice pearl dot inlays, ebony fretboard, great guitar. Ease of Use: Um, this one is pretty easy to figure out. If you play good, you'll sound good. If you suck, chances are, you're still going to suck, but this guitar will make you suck gracefully until you begin playing well. It's a great guitar right out of the box and I've made no adjustments yet. Quality: Great looking cosmetically, although simple, it still has the look of an elegant and expensive guitar. I love the Elixir strings, in fact, they have won me over and I use them now exclusively on acoustics, despite their $16 price tag. It's worth it! Esp. on the Taylors. It's like PRS and Mesa/Boogie, they always sound good together and seem built for each other. Same with this combo. Value: I would give it a 10, but it does have slight shortcomings, which are no more than any guitar in this price range. I think they could sell this model for $1,000, but for how much popularity it has, it's gone up. Manufacturer Support: no repairs have been needed or made, but they do provide a lot of literature and even a DVD on how to use the expression system as well as hydrating your guitar properly. I found everything provided useful and interesting, as well as incredibly relative. The Wow Factor: the sound is the sexiest part of this guitar. i had the privilege of trying it out with 2 other Taylor models of lesser and greater values respectively. My buddy handed me each one while I was playing and singing a song and it was so great because we could actually hear the difference in motion and in real-time. I really got a great feel of how each model would perform and needless to say, this one won the battle of the "I Want It" factor. Overall: I hope to enjoy many years of use and maybe some abuse with this guitar!
Style of Music: Alternative/Indie/reggae/classic
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"Whatn the best bang for your buck try on a Taylor 310ce!!!"
Sound: I played this and a comporable Martin, The Taylor 310ce has a much smoother sound which sounds great when playing slow and even better when jamin strong. Hard playing has absolutly no reverberation. Feature: The expression pickup system works great. I was amazed at the level it picks up the accoustic sound with no distortion and amplifies it to sound just as it does without an amp but just louder. Quality: You won't find a better made accoustic in this price range. Value: Stated before the very best value in it's class. Manufacturer Support: I've had no direct support from Taylor but their in the box documentation on keeping the correct humidity and the importance of that along with their well organized web site lends me to feel any support you would receive would be friendly and helpful. The Wow Factor: Appearance is good for the price range but the painted on Taylor is the only cheap appearance on the guitar. Overall: I figure the 310ce is a lifetime keeper for me. I play for my own pleasure. The 310ce more than meets my expectations and I'm sure it will give more years of service than I will need. My son will love to play his dad's Taylor long after I am gone and I ain't going anywhere soon.
Style of Music: Country, Rock but mostly play what ever pops into my head, mostly my own riffs.
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