This First Edition celebrates Taylor’s intial run of maple Dreadnoughts from our dramatically revamped 600 Series. As a result, this guitar will compete favorably with its rosewood or mahogany Dreadnought counterparts. The non-cutaway body style is custom-voiced for power and clarity with an ultra-fast response for robust picking and strumming. Despite the Dread’s potent low-end output, customized back bracing and a torrefied (specially roasted) spruce top bring a beautiful balance to the overall sound profile.
The torrefied top also produces an aged, played-in sound from the very first strum. Other tone-enhancing touches include the use of protein glues and ultra-thin finish to minimize dampening. Aesthetic features include a hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides, which gives maple’s figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding thickness to the finish, plus grained ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, a striped ebony pickguard, and Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics.
Exclusive First Edition features include Adirondack spruce braces to boost the sonic horsepower, a headstock inlay, and a commemorative First Edition nameplate on the deluxe hardshell case.