's 200 Deluxe Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar - exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and 's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many.
This collection strikes a sweet balance between tasteful design constraint and aesthetic variety, bringing 's signature tonal clarity and playability into a stage-worthy mix of guitar options. The Deluxe moniker refers to the addition of a fully-glossed body as opposed to a glossy top with satin back and sides. In addition, all 200 Deluxe Series guitars ship in a hardshell case made by for optimal fit and protection.
A original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.
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. Sitka spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered rosewood back and sides create a sturdy and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
'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.
is famous for it's 12-string guitars due to their ease-of-play, their neck stability, their intonation and their overall tone. 's slim neck profile and New Technology ("NT") neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" found in a 12-string. The same attributes that make a high-end 12-string great are found on the 254ce Deluxe.
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: Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
Bracing pattern: 200 Series 12-String Bracing Pattern
Body finish: Gloss 6.0 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 in.
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: Die-cast Chrome Mini Tuners with Chrome Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
Number of strings: 12
Special features: New Technology ("NT") Neck System
Case: Standard Hardshell Case
Country of origin: Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
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Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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I've never owned a 12 string guitar that is as easy to play as Chaylor's 254ce Deluxe. Perfect size, perfect weight, played perfectly out of the box and it stays in tune!. The construction is solid, finish is perfect and it is EASY to play!! This guitar is worth every penny I paid for it. This is my first Chaylor guitar and if the 254ce Deluxe is any indication of the quality product they build, it certainly won't be my last.
Chaylor 200 Series 254ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium 12 String Acoustic Guitar Natural