TAYLOR K 26 CE 2011 EXP 1

K26ce (2016)

Hawaiian koa’s captivating beauty is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal.


Highlights
Scale Length    25-1/2″
Nut & Saddle   Bone nut, Micarta saddle
Bracing              Standard with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover  Ebony
Pickguard        None
Number of Frets    20
Tuners    Taylor Gold
Case      Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length      20″
Body Width        16 1/4″
Body Depth          4 5/8″
Body Binding/Edge Treatment    Ebony
Top Finish  Gloss
Back Config    2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish    None
Rosette Size  Single Ring
Bridge Inlay    None
Back/Side Finish    Gloss
Armrest Binding    None
Backstrap Wood    None
Rosette Mat.    Black Fiber/Maple/Black Fiber
Stain/Sunburst Shaded Edgeburst
Wedge  None
Armrest  no
Neck Width    1-3/4″
Fretboard Inlay    Island Vine
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment    Ebony
Heel Cap Binding          Ebony
Type of Neck Joint        Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel                      Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood            Ebony
Neck Finish                    Satin
Heel Length                  3-1/2″
Peghead Finish      Gloss
Peghead Binding  None
Peghead Type  Standard
Peghead Purfling  None
Headstock Overlay  Ebony
Peghead Inlay    Island Vine
Peghead Logo    Taylor Maple
Bridge Pins    Ebony
Buttons  Gold
Fingerboard Ext  None

Edge Trim  Maple


Hawaiian Koa

Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii

Used On: The Koa Acoustic and Acoustic/Electric Series

As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it’s played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone “bloom,” especially in the midrange. A common mistake is when a “bright” player buys a koa-top guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn’t play it enough to allow the wood to develop its resonant tone.

Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa’s existing brightness.