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Body Woods

The unique acoustic properties of body woods help "flavor" a guitar shape’s fundamental sound. Body woods also boast an inherent visual appeal that can be deeply inspiring, with characteristics that differentiate a guitar and showcase each as a truly unique instrument.

African Ebony

A dense wood typically used for fretboards and bridges, ebony produces rich overtones.

Hawaiian Koa

Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.

Indian Rosewood

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

Maple

Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness

Tropical Mahogany

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Ovangkol

Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.

Tasmanian Blackwood

Blackwood produces a strong volume, with a focused midrange and rich top-end shimmer.

Sapele

One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.

Layered Sapele

Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.

Layered Koa

Koa veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the 210ce-K DLX and 214ce-K DLX.

Cocobolo

A cannon of a guitar, with exotic coloration and figure to match its bold voice.

Blackheart Sassafras

Bold striping caused by fungus makes blackheart a rare and stunningly beautiful wood.

Macassar Ebony

Macassar’s exotic beauty is matched by a bold, dynamic tone that can be dark or bright, depending on the player and the top pairing.

Figured Mahogany

Rare and beautiful, figured mahogany is reserved for limited edition or custom guitars.

Quilted Sapele

Besides boasting gorgeous figure, the tone enhances sapele’s “bright mahogany” voice with extra low-end warmth.

Walnut

Walnut’s crisp highs are balanced by a deep, woody low end that emerges as the guitar is played in.

Layered Maple

Maple veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the black 214ce-BLK.

Layered Blackwood

A blackwood veneer with layered wood construction blends exotic beauty, resilience and affordability.

Layered Copafera

This dark-hued wood adds a rich complexion to select 200 Deluxe models.

Granadillo

Sonically comparable to rosewood, granadillo’s higher density yields a clear, ringing tone.

Layered Rosewood

A rosewood veneer and layered construction present a beautiful aesthetic in a durable, affordable package.