As another expression of Taylor’s commitment to sustainable sourcing practices, we’re excited to introduce the Builder’s Edition 324ce, featuring back and sides of Urban Ash (also known as tropical, evergreen, or Shamel ash). Responsibly sourced from trees in need of removal from municipal areas in Southern California, this local ash species has wonderful acoustic properties. The guitar marks the launch of a new sustainability partnership between Taylor and West Coast Arborists, Inc.
The pairing of a mahogany top with ash back and sides, and voiced with our V-Class bracing, translates into an exceptionally versatile guitar that amplifies well with the hardwood top and ES2 electronics. Sonically, Urban Ash blends elements of mahogany, koa and blackwood, emphasizing a focused, fundamental-strong voice that will respond well to all types of players. Ergonomic contouring around the body softens the edges, while Gotoh 510 tuners add a luxurious feel and enhanced tuning precision. Aesthetic touches include a rich Dark Roast stain and shaded edgeburst around the entire body and along the neck. Ivoroid purfling around the top and back supplies subtle accents, and Italian acrylic fretboard/peghead inlays in a new Compass pattern help distinguish the guitar from other 300 Series models. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.