Item #1602454 Model #224ce-K-DLX-SE-24

Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe Special Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural


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A resonant acoustic-electric with Hawaiian koa and innovative electronics.

The Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe blends exotic Hawaiian koa with Taylor's advanced ES2 pickup system, offering guitarists an acoustic-electric that looks as good as it sounds. Its solid koa top produces a focused midrange and crisp highs with a hint of compression, while the layered koa back and sides provide visual depth and tonal support. Together, they give the Grand Auditorium body a clear, balanced voice that works well for fingerstyle and strumming. Taylor's revolutionary ES2 pickup utilizes individual string sensors to accurately amplify the guitar's natural acoustic tone. And with its slim sapele neck and ebony fingerboard, the 224ce-K feels smooth and comfortable during complex fingerstyle passages. For guitarists who want an exotic acoustic-electric with organic aesthetics and innovative electronics, the Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe delivers.

Hawaiian Koa Top Delivers Rich, Focused Tone with Shimmering Highs

The 224ce-K Deluxe showcases a solid Hawaiian koa top, selected for its striking grain patterns and tonal character. Koa naturally compresses a guitar's dynamic range, emphasizing fundamental notes and adding shimmer to the treble. This gives the Taylor a focused midrange, warm low end and bright, ringing overtones. Whether you're fingerpicking melodic lines or strumming full chords, the koa top provides excellent note separation and articulation. Its distinctive look also makes the 224ce-K a real stunner on stage.

Layered Koa Back and Sides Provide Durability and Complement Top

Complementing the solid koa top are layered koa back and sides. Layered wood construction provides exceptional stability in different climates, preventing cracks and separation over years of use. And tonally, the layered koa sides reinforce the lows and offer a clean foundation for the top's clear voice. Visually, the layered wood creates appealing depth and chatoyance, with lighter and darker shades peeking through. Together with the top wood, the layered koa back and sides give the Taylor a vintage, organic look that sets it apart.

Advanced ES2 Electronics Faithfully Amplify Natural Acoustic Tone

The 224ce-K Deluxe comes equipped with Taylor's innovative ES2 pickup system, engineered to capture the guitar's true acoustic sound when plugged in. Individual string sensors detect string vibrations under the saddle, while body sensors pick up the top's resonance. Blend controls allow you to mix the two voices, with up to 26dB of midrange contour. So you can dial in anything from bright, detailed tones to robust, throaty sounds. And with a natural attack and sustain, the ES2 electronics make your amplified tone indistinguishable from the 224ce-K's unplugged voice.

Grand Auditorium Body Yields Balanced, Versatile Acoustic Voice

The Grand Auditorium's tapered waist and graceful contours create a balanced tonal profile - clear trebles, focused midrange and rich low end. With its modest lower bout, the GA body offers intimate feel during detailed fingerpicking. But its width also provides volume and projection for rhythmic strumming. The result is an extremely versatile acoustic voice that sounds fantastic across styles. Whether your playing demands detail and nuance or rhythmic power, the 224ce-K's GA shape provides it. The Venetian cutaway ensures comfortable access to higher frets too.

Slim Neck Profile Offers Comfortable Feel for Intricate Playing

The 224ce-K Deluxe sports a fast, slim-profile sapele neck that makes complex playing feel natural. Its smooth satin finish and 20-fret ebony fingerboard facilitate quick runs and dramatic bends. A nut width of 1-3/4" gives your fingers room to move, while the fingerboard's 15" radius feels familiar to electric players. Combined with the GA body's relaxed string tension, the 224ce-K's neck profile offers hours of fatigue-free practice and performance. If your playing demands intricate melodies and advanced techniques, you'll appreciate the Deluxe model's easy-playing feel.

  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian koa
  • Back & sides: Figured Hawaiian koa
  • Bracing pattern: C-Class
  • Body finish: Thin satin
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.69" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid sapele
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Taylor ES2
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Headstock overlay: West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with buttons 
  • Bridge: West African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Nubone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of origin: Mexico


  • Solid Hawaiian Koa top and layered Koa back and sides for balanced tone
  • Taylor ES2 pickup system for natural amplified tone
  • Grand Auditorium body with Forward Shifted bracing for versatile playability
  • Ebony fingerboard and 25.5" scale length for comfortable feel