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Taylor 722ce Koa Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar With Case

SKU 04TAY136
by Taylor
Original price $ 3,799.00 - Original price $ 3,799.00
Original price
$ 3,799.00
$ 3,799.00 - $ 3,799.00
Current price $ 3,799.00

Timeless koa appeal – reimagined with a  vibrant new voice. 

  • With the new, all-solid-koa 700 Series, Taylor master designer Andy Powers has embraced Hawaiian koa’s  natural beauty and sonic virtues in a fresh way that  brings a distinctive musical personality to the Taylor line. 
  • Compared to our established Koa Series, which  showcases an ultra-refined look and sound, featuring  figured koa, rich appointments, gloss finish and a  smooth voice, the koa 700 Series channels more  of koa’s natural character in look, feel and sound.  

Players have always appreciated Hawaiian koa’s rich tonal character and beautiful aesthetics, and our new 722ce adds to that heritage with Select-grade koa back, sides and top. Together with V-Class bracing, the Grand Concert body shape and a thin matte finish that preserves optimal resonance, this model yields a bold, sprightly attack with a vibrant midrange response, pristine trebles and a warm low end that grows richer with time and play. This new model looks as striking as it sounds with koa’s natural color variegation highlighted by rosewood binding, a paua shell rosette, a dark-stained maple pickguard and new Fountain inlays in mother-of-pearl. The 722ce ships with the built-in ES2 pickup and a deluxe hardshell guitar case.

How the Series Was Born 

  • Back in 2015, Taylor formed a Hawaii-based  partnership with tonewood supplier Pacific Rim  Tonewoods to supply and grow Hawaiian koa for the  future. (The company is called Siglo Tonewoods.) 
  • Part of our commitment is to contribute to current  forest restoration efforts in Hawaii on a project basis  through contracts with Hawaiian landowners. 
  • As specified in these stewardship agreements, Siglo  is permitted to cut a select number of designated  koa trees, and in exchange, we invest dollar for  dollar in a host of forest improvement projects.  
  • These arrangements have enabled us to cut  into more koa logs ourselves and discover far  more varieties of koa wood, featuring a rich  palette of colors with beautiful striping. (We  hadn’t previously been exposed to this type of  koa in dealing with suppliers.) We gave this  wood its own classification as Select-grade. 
  • Taylor master builder Andy Powers was excited  by the new opportunities this wood presented.  It inspired him to design what became the Koa  700 Series. He wanted to honor the unique  characteristics of this wood by offering players  another compelling koa playing experience. 

Unique Design Features 

Select-grade koa: Boasts rich color variegation and straight grain structure 

Ultra-thin matte finish:  

  • Feel: The thin open-pore finish creates a warm and inviting tactile sensation; you can feel the natural wood texture, creating a more intimate connection to the guitar 
  • Sound: Together with slightly altered back  bracing, the voicing is different from our Koa  Series: a livelier, punchier, more direct response,  making it exceptionally player-reflective 

Fretboard/Peghead Inlay: New “Fountain”  design in mother-of-pearl 
Body Edge Treatment: Indian rosewood binding  (including soundhole) 
Rosette: Single ring, paua and rosewood 
Tuners: Taylor polished bronze 
Other Unique Features: Maple/black/rosewood top  edge trim, dark-stained maple pickguard 

Body / Top Wood: Solid Select-Grade
Neck: Neo-Tropical Mahogany 
Fretboard: West African Ebony
Nut Width: 1-¾”  
Scale Length: 24-7/8”
Electronics: ES2
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case