Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2010 Taylor 310CE (Tobias Rauscher)

Here's talented German fingerpicker and percussive-style guitar player Tobias Rauscher giving his 2010 Taylor 310CE a good workout on his original composition Memories. The 300 series guitars are Taylor's introductory solid wood acoustic guitars. The Taylor 310CE is a dreadnought with a solid Sitka Spruce top and Sapele back and sides, and a venetian cutaway (softly rounded). It currently retails new for $1,700.

Note that Tobias explores the guitar's many voices without adding electronic effects, taking advantage of the built-in Taylor Expression System and applying only a bit of EQing with Logic afterwards. The results are clear and bright tones in all the registers, including percussive taps to the body. Wunderbar!