Pretty much all of Taylor's bestselling guitars are CE versions—these have both a cutaway ("C") and Taylor's built-in factory electronics ("E"). But we're a bit unusual here at Shoreline: Most of the Taylors in our shop are ordered without one or the other. We've just found over many years selling aftermarket pickups that most folks like to choose their own pickup rather than go with the factory version. With pickups as good as the K&K Pure Mini available for only $99, this makes sense.
For this guitar, we've also stuck a bone nut and saddle in place of the Tusq+Micarta combo that accompanied the new 800-series redesign. I assume those were the materials that make Taylor's ES2 pickups sound best. But without pickups in this guitar, the bone nut and saddle make a nice upgrade.
- Grand Auditorium body shape
- Sitka Spruce top over Rosewood back and sides
- Bone nut and saddle
- No onboard electronics
- Includes Taylor hardshell case