Music Gear News
Taylor Guitars Redesigns 800 Series For 40th Anniversary
Taylor have gone back to the drawing board to celebrate their 40 year anniversary.
The iconic rosewood and spruce series has several design modifications, here's what has changed:
Bracing: The new design brings out greater warmth, midrange, balance and sustain.
Protein Glues: These adhesives help energy to tansfer easier, making it move in a different way and producing a clearer, louder sound.
Finish Thickness: Thinner finishes provide benefits to tone, so Taylor have reduced the thickness of their polyester gloss to an average of 3.5 mils, making the guitars louder and more responsive.
Wood Thickness: Taylor have subtly recalibrated the top and back thickness specifications for each model, making the wood optimised to bring out the best of each body shape.
String Gauge: A new type of Elixer strings, HD Light, have been developed together with Master Luthier Andy Powers. The set brings a bolder, stronger high-end and a fuller, warmer low end, specifically to the updated Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium models.
Pickup: On top of the already-enhanced acoustic voice of the new models, each new electro-acoustic 800 Series guitar features Taylor's new Expression System 2 (ES2), incorporating three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Installed behind the saddle and through the bridge, ES2 effectively captures more of each guitar's dynamic properties and acoustic energy.
Aesthetics: The new 800 Series models have an updated look, too. New binding and purfling, fretboard inlays, rosette and backstrip, along with a rosewood pickguard and marbled ebony fretboards refresh the range.
A credit to Taylor Guitar's well-practiced manufacturing techniques, the new appointments can be rolled out on a larger scale, usually refinements reserved for the most special edition, high-end models.
By Alice Thomson
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 11:51 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!
Filled to the brim with exciting tonal options, the Canyon Delay and Looper pedal features 11 modes, each with their own distinctive sound and character.
Initially introduced at this years winter NAMM in California, Electro Harmonix's brand new pair of pedals are now available for purchase to the general public.
Launching the intuitive app last year, it's now been made available to those who don't possess an iOS device, making pinpoint precision tuning universal
A new generation in sound reproduction, the MKIII and Elevate 4 utilise Alesis' revered manufacturing quality/design to bring audio quality like never before.
A Jazz/Funk collective from Bordeaux in France, The Lehmann Brothers band have been selected as Shure's Call For Legends winners in the recent live competition
Recent Music News
After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.
The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.
Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.