Taylor K22e 12-Fret Limited
This exquisite all-Koa beauty blends a wood-rich aesthetic with the clear, warm and punchy voice of our 12-fret design. Visually, the guitar’s slotted peghead complements the body’s neo-vintage appearance, with figured maple binding adding a striking counterpoint against the shaded edgeburst finish treatment. Unique details include the koa/boxwood Ocean Vine inlay scheme and a rosette that features laser-cut maple arranged in an interlocked “fishbone”-style pattern. Tonally, the hardwood koa top adds a bit of compression to help level out the response, while the smaller Grand Concert body emphasizes clear note articulation, making this a great guitar for recording. The 12-fret neck and shifted bridge placement warm up the sound and boost the midrange projection, producing a rootsy character with a splash of koa’s high-fidelity response. In the end, players can expect an exceptionally versatile small-body guitar that responds well to both fingerstyle and strumming.
Grand Concert - A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
Solid Hawaiian Koa top - A Koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.
Solid Hawaiian Koa back and sides - Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian Koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”- grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Non-cutaway - The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Standard with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Number of Frets: 18
Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: Koa/Boxwood Ocean Vine
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Rosette Mat.: Figured Maple Fishbones
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Koa/Boxwood Ocean Vine
Fretboard Binding: Maple
Heel Cap Binding: Maple
Type of Neck Join: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/4"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Type: Slot Head
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl