Summer NAMM 2018 – Taylor Guitars has announced that henceforth all US-produced Taylor acoustic guitars are to come with the company’s new V-Class bracing. Taylor says: ‘By introducing a more orderly vibration to the guitar’s top, V-Class bolsters the volume and sustain to offer players a more dynamic voice to explore, while also resolving the minor intonation issues that players have long had to contend with’.
Originally only available in the very top-end Builder’s Edition models, the award winning V-Class bracing design is now to feature as standard on the new US-built 300/400 Series models that were launched at the show. Acoustic Review’s Ben Morgan-Brown reviewed the original MIPA Award winning V-Class introduction k414ce, back in May.
In addition to the new 300s and 400s, Taylor also chose Summer NAMM in Nashville Tenn, USA to debut the Builder’s Edition 614ce. The maker says its maple/torrefied spruce Grand Auditorium blends the sonic advances of Taylor’s new V-Class bracing with premium body contouring and ‘gorgeous aesthetic details, offering players another sublime tool for inspired musical expression’.
The Builder’s Edition 614ce features Taylor’s popular Grand Auditorium body, a torrefied Sitka spruce top, back and sides of figured Big Leaf maple, and V-Class bracing. ‘That combination yields an ultra-responsive, player-reflective sound, elevating maple’s natural transparency in a way that can sound warm, bright or whatever a player’s hands decide’, Taylor says.