Taylor 722ce Concert Koa Acoustic Guitar

SKU:  ae00-24039
Manufacturer Part #:  722CE
Timeless koa appeal – reimagined with a vibrant new voice.

• With the new, all-solid-koa 700 Series, Taylor master designer Andy Powers has embraced Hawaiian koa’s natural beauty and sonic virtues in a fresh way that brings a distinctive musical personality to the Taylor line.
• Compared to our established Koa Series, which showcases an ultra-refined look and sound, featuring figured koa, rich appointments, gloss finish and a smooth voice, the koa 700 Series channels more of koa’s natural character in look, feel and sound.

How the Series Was Born

• Back in 2015, Taylor formed a Hawaii-based partnership with tonewood supplier Pacific Rim Tonewoods to supply and grow Hawaiian koa for the future. (The company is called Siglo Tonewoods.)
• Part of our commitment is to contribute to current forest restoration efforts in Hawaii on a project basis through contracts with Hawaiian landowners.
• As specified in these stewardship agreements, Siglo is permitted to cut a select number of designated koa trees, and in exchange, we invest dollar for dollar in a host of forest improvement projects.
• These arrangements have enabled us to cut into more koa logs ourselves and discover far more varieties of koa wood, featuring a rich palette of colors with beautiful striping. (We hadn’t previously been exposed to this type of koa in dealing with suppliers.) We gave this wood its own classification as Select-grade.
• Taylor master builder Andy Powers was excited by the new opportunities this wood presented. It inspired him to design what became the Koa 700 Series. He wanted to honor the unique characteristics of this wood by offering players another compelling koa playing experience.

Unique Design Features
Select-grade koa: Boasts rich color variegation and straight grain structure

Ultra-thin matte finish:
• Feel: The thin open-pore finish creates a warm and inviting tactile sensation; you can feel the natural wood texture, creating a more intimate connection to the guitar

• Sound: Together with slightly altered back bracing, the voicing is different from our Koa Series: a livelier, punchier, more direct response, making it exceptionally player-reflective


Fretboard/Peghead Inlay: New “Fountain” design in mother-of-pearl

Body Edge Treatment: Indian rosewood binding (including soundhole)

Rosette: Single ring, paua and rosewood

Tuners: Taylor polished bronze

Other Unique Features: Maple/black/rosewood top edge trim, dark-stained maple pickguard

“I wanted to offer traditional appointments, with a focus on natural materials like wood and shell. I wanted the inlay to be unobtrusive and not too heavy in its ornamentation.”
– Andy Powers

“These guitars retain the unique sweetness we associate with a koa guitar — especially that beautiful midrange — but with a more direct, punchier attack.”
– Andy Powers

An expanded family of koa beauty.
An expanded palette of koa sound.
Players can choose from an array of koa models offered across the Taylor line, from the all-solid-wood Koa and 700 Series to select models within the 200 and 200 Deluxe Series to GS Mini and Baby Taylor models.


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SKU:  ae00-24039^722CE
Manufacturer Part #:  722CE
Weight:  0.00
Price: $3,499.00

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