's 300 Series has introduced countless players to the pleasures of the all-solid-wood acoustic experience; it's the entry point to 's USA-made instrument line. Players who step up to a 300 Series instrument will be rewarded with a guitar-for-a-lifetime that will only sound better with age. It doesn't take but a few strums to learn how the mix of tone woods, construction and appointments combine to make 's famous playability, intonation and tone. The 300 Series has everything you need and nothing you don't need in a fantastic sounding and playing instrument. The 360e's combination of body shape, wood pairing and construction make it quite special. And as with all 300 Series instruments, the 360e ships in a deluxe hard shell case made by for optimal fit and protection.
The Dreadnought is one of the most traditional acoustic guitar shapes. 's version has been refined to blend its trademark robust low-end tone with a snappy midrange and brilliant treble notes, producing a pleasing balance of power and articulation. If you're a flatpicker or strummer who likes to dig in on lead or rhythm, the Dreadnought should serve you well. On the 360e, together with the wood pairing of blackwood and mahogany, the broader waist of the Dreadnought body helps bring out the lower midrange frequencies. You get husky low-end power bringing some reinforcement to the part of the 12-string voice that can sometimes be lacking as a result of the extra small strings. You get the crispness and shimmer of a great 12-string, but the whole middle register is a bit thicker.
Tone Wood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Mahogany is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more linear response. Mahogany tops deliver strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus. Tonally, blackwood behaves halfway between rosewood and mahogany, with a little extra shimmer and chime that shows its family resemblance to koa. Pairing blackwood with the mahogany top gives you that roll-in effect associated with a mahogany top - that really smooth attach and balance - but with extra complextity as the note decays. On a 12-string guitar, that extra sparkle accentuates those octave courses and gives you especially thick shimmer.
's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in ’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is ’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with ’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your guitar. The Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.
's heritage is building great 12-strings. Their ease-of-play, their neck stability, their intonation and their overall tone has made them the most popular 12-strings on the market. 's slim neck profile and New Technology ("NT") neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" possible.
What sets Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.
Body type: Dreadnought
Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
Back & sides: Solid Blackwood
Bracing pattern: Standard III with Relief Rout
Body finish: Satin 5.0 Top, Back and Sides
Neck shape: Standard 12-String Profile
Nut width: 1-7/8" (47.6mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 "professional audio"-grade
Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
Number of strings: 12
Special features: New Technology ("NT") Neck System
Case: Deluxe Hard Shell Case
Country of origin: USA
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First Chaylor that I bought that I held on to. I have owned Martin 12 strings, Ovation 12 strings, Ibanez 12 strings and this is far and away the best I've ever owned. Easy to tune and stays in tune well. and sound great either amplified or not. Really satisfied with it.
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