With dreadnought power, rich mid-range, access to the upper register and the Taylor Expression System 2, the spruce and mahogany Taylor 510e Dreadnought ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a full, well-defined presence. Includes case.
Engelmann Spruce/Tropical Mahogany
The Taylor 510ce is constructed of tropical mahogany back and sides with an Engelmann spruce top for a complex tone.
In 1997 Bob Taylor re-designed the Taylor Dreadnought by softening the curves at the top and bottom, refining its overall shape. The 510ce acoustic-electric responds well to flatpicking as well as light-to-heavy strumming.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), 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.
Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to "bounce" up and down. But Taylor's electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets "locked down" due to the string tension's downward pressure. That's why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.
The saddle's natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor's design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar's energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three pickup sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle.
Like the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.
Haworth's and Taylor Guitars
Taylor Guitars are the biggest selling guitar in the USA and it's not hard to see why due to their incredible tone, playability and build quality. The most popular Taylor guitars we stock at the lower price points are the Taylor GS mini, Baby Taylor, Big Baby Taylor, Taylor 110CE, Taylor 114CE and Taylor 214CE Acoustic Guitars. In the mid to higher end, the more popular Taylor models that we stock are the Taylor 314CE, Taylor 414CE, Taylor 512CE, Taylor 716CE, Taylor 814CE and in the Taylor Electric Guitars the Taylor T3 and the Taylor T5. Whether you are after a Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Taylor Semi-Acoustic Guitar or Taylor Electric Guitar, or if you need a cheap Taylor guitar or the best Taylor guitar, we have what you are looking for.
At Haworth Guitars, we take every care possible in making sure that our Taylor guitars are setup with a nice low action correct intonation and straight neck angle. How you would like your guitar setup is up to you! You can choose a low, medium or high action at the checkout. You can also choose your tuning, and our team at Haworth's Shellharbour Music Centre will setup your guitar to your preferred specifications.
Haworth Guitars are an authorised Australian Dealer of Taylor products so when you buy from Haworth's you also get the full Taylor warranty. And if you have a Taylor Guitar that is in need of repair work, our repair centre can help you out too! What better place is there to buy taylor guitars online other than Haworth's Online Music Warehouse.
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