NAMM 2022: Taylor overhauls its 700 Series with new koa Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium models

Taylor 700 Series select-grade koa acoustic models
(Image credit: Taylor)

NAMM 2022: Taylor has got in on the NAMM action a whole week early by announcing its 700 Series of acoustic guitars will be undergoing a significant makeover: the lineup’s favored rosewood and spruce pairing will be dropped in favor of an all-koa body construction.

As of this year, the 700 Series will be launched with an all-new lineup of acoustics and acoustic electric guitars that utilize a new variety of the Hawaiin tonewood in a bid to deliver organic aesthetics and a “livelier, punchier sound”.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.