Taylor K-24ce V-Class Bracing
Taylor's new patented V-Class bracing was the talk of the town at this years NAMM show and the buzz has continued on ever since. One of C.F. Martin and Company's many gifts to our community has been X-bracing patterns for the tops of acoustic guitars and has been a benchmark for over 100 years. Taylor in their continuing quest for new and exciting territory has begun to transition away from X-Bracing under the oversight of master builder Andy Powers.
For the initial rollout only a handful of instruments have this new bracing pattern and this K24ce is one of them. It features all solid koa top, back and sides, mahogany neck, 25.5 inch scale, 1 3/4's nut width, a hardshell case and Taylor's ES2 electronics package.
We were lucky enough to A/B this instrument to an x-braced K24 that we recently sold that was in the shop for setup. I find the V-Braced guitars to have a bit more balance among the strings and register of the instrument. It is VERY balanced in the fequency range while the x-braed counterpart is a bit more mid-range oriented.
While tuning it up I noticed the v-brace eliminates a lot of unwanted overtones. Hawaiin Koa is a dense hardwood that has become one of Taylor's signatures features. The figuring of each instrument is dramatically different offering some pretty remarkable looking guitars.
We hope to see you in the shop soon to try out some of these new instruments!