Taylor 324 CE: solid or lam?

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  1. Charlie Bernstein

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    A friend just got a Taylor 324 CE. He doesn't know whether the wood is solid or laminate, and the spec page on Taylor's web page doesn't say.

    For the price, I'd hope that the mahogany top an Tasmanian blackwood back and sides are all solid woo, but I'm wondering if anyone knows for sure.

    For what it's worth, it sounds good - voiced more like a Martin than a Taylor.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tonetele

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    I believe after two they are solid. So a 324 CE would most probably be solid b/s.
     
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  3. dqami

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    Solid for sure. Sweet guitar.
     
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    Taylor lists the wood under features section. Mahogany top paired with sapele back and sides.


    They do play nice.
     
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    300 and up are solid. 200/100/Academy series are "layered" wood.

    They call it layered to differentiate from other manufacturers who use processed wood or high pressure laminates. I think the core is poplar with a veneer of rosewood, sapele, walnut, etc. on the layered models, but they usually have a solid spruce top.

    Note to Taylor--I'm not getting paid for this, but if you want to send a T-shirt, hat, stickers, etc. I'll gladly accept. :cool:
     
  6. Freeman Keller

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    My old 314 was solid spruce top over solid sapele body. I thought mine sound more like a Taylor.....
     
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    Yes, it's all solid. The earlier models had Sapele B/S. The Later have Tasmanian Blackwood B/S. Both are terrific guitars.
     
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  8. Charlie Bernstein

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    Well that settles THAT. Thanks, gang!
     
  9. Vizcaster

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    3.2.4.
    3 series: solid wood, yes, made in California
    2 means hardwood top instead of spruce
    4 body size: Grand Auditorium

    Sweet guitars. I have a 322ce 12-fret (Grand Concert, smaller body) with mahogany top and blackwood sides and back.
     
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