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Rosewood 400s

A tonewood favorite joins the 400 Series

Rosewood Joins the 400 Series

One of the most popular tonewoods in the history of steel-string acoustic guitar, Indian rosewood, is now a dedicated offering within the Taylor 400 Series. Rosewood joins another rich-voiced tonewood within the series, African ovangkol, giving players a choice between two woods for the back and sides. Both woods are paired with a Sitka spruce top. The rosewood models are designated by an “R” in their model name (e.g., 414ce-R).

Andy's Workshop - Taylor 400 Series Rosewood vs. Ovangkol

Rosewood vs. Ovangkol

Andy's Workshop - Taylor 400 Series Rosewood vs. Ovangkol

Rosewood vs. Ovangkol

Taylor’s Andy Powers and Eric Sakimoto discuss the addition of rosewood to the Taylor 400 Series, plus its tonal similarities and subtle distinctions compared to ovangkol.

The New Taylor 400 Series Rosewood Guitars

400 Series Overview

The New Taylor 400 Series Rosewood Guitars

400 Series Overview

Taylor’s master guitar designer, Andy Powers, compares the tone profiles of rosewood and ovangkol, highlighting their similarities and differences, and runs through the 400 Series appointments.

Taylor Guitars - All About Rosewood

All About Rosewood

Taylor Guitars - All About Rosewood

All About Rosewood

Andy Powers talks about Indian rosewood’s rich heritage in the flattop acoustic world, its uniquely appealing tonal properties, and its healthy long-term sourcing outlook.

Featured Models

410e-R

$2,099

414ce-R

$2,199

416ce-R

$2,199

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