'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, like this 322e 12-Fret SEB Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric, 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. All 300 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hardshell case made by for optimal fit and protection.
's Grand Concert is slightly smaller that its Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. The Grand Concert pairs well with 12-fret neck-to-body construction, as is the case in the 300 Series 322e 12-Fret SEB, and offers an articulate voice with top-end chime. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flatpickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.
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 somewhere in the middle of rosewood and mahogany, with a little extra shimmer and chime that shows its family resemblance to koa. The pairing of blackwood with the mahogany top on the 322e 12-Fret SEB not only gives you that roll-in effect associated with a mahogany top - really smooth attack and balance - but also provides extra complexity as the note decays. It's a great combination.
'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. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. 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, and active bass and treble controls.
's 12-fret designs are appealing to many players who enjoy the guitars' compact playing framework, blending the lap-friendly GC body with the slightly condensed fret spacing of the 24-7/8-in. scale length and the shorter 12-fret neck orientation. This combination creates a slinky "handfeel" and easier fretting. Factor in the surprising tonal power and midrange warmth and vibrancy for a smaller body, thanks to the bridge's position near the center of the lower bout. The design is physically efficient, so it has strong projection; despite its smaller size it sounds like a huge instrument. 12-fret guitars are not just great for fingerstyle and light playing; players who love strumming or digging in with a heavier attack also appreciate them for their tonal character. As to the slotted headstock, the angle of the strings as they bend over the nut is a little more acute, which puts a little more downward pressure on the nut. To your fretting hand, it'll feel a little more precise and better behaved as you fret near the nut; notes don't want to bend as easily closer to the nut.
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Body type:Grand Concert
Top wood:SolidTropical Mahogany
Back & sides:SolidBlackwood
Bracing pattern: Standard III with Relief Rout
Neck shape:Standard Profile
Nut width:1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood:Tropical Mahogany
Scale length:24.87 in.
Number of frets:18
Configuration:Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Headstock overlay:Genuine African Ebony
Tuning machines: Slotted with Synthetic Ivory Buttons
Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut:Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
Number of strings:6-string
Special features: New Technology ("NT") Neck System
Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
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