Taylor K24ce V Class Bracing

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Taylor K24ce V Class Bracing

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What we say:

At a Glance:

The Taylor K24ce is a luxury Grand Auditorium acoustic. It features solid koa for a beautiful sound and look. It is comfortable to play and boasts V-class bracing as well as the fantastic Expression 2 pickup system.

Features We Love:

Hawaiian Koa

Koa provides a middle ground between the crispness of rosewood and the thick, solid mid-range of mahogany. It is found only on the Hawaiian Islands and provides an impressive amount of power and projection.

V-Class Bracing

V-class bracing is a pioneering design from Taylor. It is a new sonic "engine" that transforms the way an acoustic guitar top vibrates. This improves the sound dramatically. X-bracing was developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers and is a bold departure from traditional X-bracing. It produces notes that are louder, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other.

Expression 2 System

This guitar comes fitted with the wonderful Expression System 2 pickup system. This will give your live performances some really high quality, articulate acoustic guitar tones.

Pros:

  • Rare, quality wood that creates a powerful sound
  • Beautiful, distinctive appearance
  • Great pickup system
  • Comfortable to play, with a soft Venetian cutaway

What's in the Box?

  • Taylor K24ce (with V-class bracing)
  • Taylor Hard Case

Specification

Introducing V-Class Bracing

Bracing is the internal framework that helps shape the sound of an acoustic guitar. V-class bracing is a groundbreaking new Taylor design - a new sonic "engine" - that transforms the way an acoustic guitar top vibrates to dramatically improve the sound. Developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers, it marks a bold departure from traditional X-bracing, producing notes that are louder, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other.

How V-Class Works

While traditional X-bracing has stood the test of time for over 100 years, it creates an inherent trade-off between two key elements of an acoustic guitar's sound: volume and sustain. A guitar's top (the soundboard) contributes to both. Volume comes from the flexibility of the top, while sustain comes from stiffness. The trade-off is that when you make something stiffer, you reduce it's flexibility, and vice versa. With an X-braced guitar top, increasing one comes at the expense of the other. V-Class bracing changes that. Now an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible in ways that produce more volume and sustain. And as it turns out, this innovative bracing design also improves the intonation of the guitar.

More Volume

V-Class guitar bracing controls the top's flexibility, creating a more orderly rocking motion across both sides of the top. The controlled flexing movement produces greater volume.

Longer Sustain

V-Class bracing maintains stiffness along the middle of the guitar, in the driection of the strings. That rigidity keeps the strings in motion, producting notes that resonate longer before fading out.

Better Intonation

V-Class bracing makes the top more in tune with the vibrating string. This eliminates much of the interference that causes some notes to waver and sound slightly out of tune. As a result, notes and chords played anywhere on the neck are more consistent and in tune with each other.

The ultimate goal of V-Class bracing is to give players an inspiring tool that does a better job of helping them express themselves in the context of the modern musical world. More than ever before, guitarists are playing alongside precisely tuned digital instruments, and into microphones, computers and other recording gear that magnify the guitar's every sonic detail. With a design that brings the guitar's strings in tune with the top and body, V-Class bracing also puts the guitar in tune with the surrounding musical landscape. It will spark new songwriting ideas, make recording easier, sound better in a performance setting, and give players the fresh musical discoveries they crave.

How to Spot V-Class Guitars

Since guitar bracing is hidden inside the guitar, we've included a distinctive black graphite nut (with a new formula for smoother tuning) and a new interior label, a design that features Andy Powers' signature for the first time.

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Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (1 reviews)

So we?ve had X- bracing for nearly 200 years, who have thought V-bracing would cause such a stir. I owned a Taylor K24ce, bought from Guitarguitar, Epsom. I wanted to compare my K24ce against Vbraced K24ce. The guys got one in as soon as it was available and we sat down and compared - I loved the soulful sound of my K24ce but the V- braving version just had something more, more definition, more sustain, more of everything. So yes I traded my K24ce for a V-braved K24ce and am Xceedingly happy with this marVellous guitar.

Alan B. - 18/3/2018