The K21e features Taylor’s new Grand Theater body size. Like other models in the Koa Series, the the top, back and sides are crafted from highly figured Hawaiian koa. The fretboard has a lovely Spring Vine inlay pattern. The K21e is fitted with Taylor’s own ES2 Expression System pickup.
We've been wishing Taylor would offer an all-solid wood smaller guitar for years and when they finally released the Grand Theater size, it was even better than we hoped it would be. This style has lots of new and different features, but here's the short description: At 24.125” the scale length is more than half an inch shorter than the scale on a Taylor Grand Concert, so it plays like butter, yet it doesn't sound like a smaller shorter-scale guitar at all. This is partly because while the body is shorter, the lower bout is almost the same width as their Grand Concert. The shortened upper bout puts the bridge in the optimum position in the lower bout, while retaining 14 frets clear. The Grand Theater features C-Class bracing, a new bracing pattern that uses an asymmetrical, cantilevered design that balances stiffness and flexibility. To our ears, this new model holds up well in any comparison to an 812 model Taylor, but is both easier to play and more comfy to hold.