The 322e 12 Fret Grand Concert produces a robust voice thanks in part to the tonewoods chosen by Taylor. Dynamic players love the clarity and responsiveness to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch. Taylor’s 12-fret necks feature the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Grand Concert and a repositioned bridge that sits closer to the center of the lower bout. The result is a slinkier hand feel that makes it easier to form chords and bend strings, and tonally, surprising power, warmth, and sustain for the smaller body.
The blackwood back and sides produce a strong midrange focus with a splash of top-end shimmer, while the mahogany top helps even out the tonal response. Other distinctive features include a shaded edgeburst top, an all-satin finish, Gemstone fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic, and Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup.