Taylor K26CE Koa Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Taylor

A Koa beauty from Taylor at a pre-loved price!

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Condition: Used, Very Good

  Another all-Koa showstopper from Taylor!  This one's been played a bit since its creation a few years ago, but it's ready for much, much more.  You can hear how the sweet, mid-rangey tonality is starting to adopt some of the warmth and expansiveness that will continue to develop with playing and time.  But, thanks to the spacious Grand Symphony body style, you'll have no problem going straight to broadcasting the K26CE's honeyed voice on stages of all sizes--the Expression System III will help with that, too!  Whether you want to add power and warmth to your fingerstyle or a more modern, bright tonality to your flatpicking, this Koa beauty will be sure to captivate you and the audience you're sure to attract!  

Taylor K26CE Koa Acoustic Guitar Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar expert Sean McNaught describes and demonstrates the Taylor K26CE which features an all Hawaiian Koa body.

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Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

Hawaiian koa’s captivating beauty is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal.

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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.

Specifications

2013

Serial Number:1108093159

Shape: Grand Symphony

Cutaway: Venetian

Top Wood: Hawaiian Koa

Top Finish: Gloss

Back & Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Back Configuration: 2-Piece, No Wedge

Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Body Length: 20"

Body Width: 16 1/4"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Nut & Saddle: Bone

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Heel Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Neck Finish: Satin

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Island Vine

Fretboard Binding: Indian Rosewood

Number of Frets: 20

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Binding: Indian Rosewood

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Taylor Gold

Buttons: Gold

Truss Rod Cover: Ebony

Edge Trim: Maple

Electronics: ES-3 Expression System 

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown