The Taylor Expression System®
blends rich acoustic tone with
plug & play simplicity
People love the clear, full
acoustic tone of their Taylors.
Why should it be different when
they plug in? That’s why we spent
several years developing our own
onboard acoustic pickup and preamp, the Expression System (ES).
After years of installing aftermarket
pickups on our acoustic guitars
and hearing the difference between
true acoustic tone and the more
artificial sound pickups typically
produced, we felt compelled to
explore ways to give players a
more natural amplified tone.
Introduced in 2003, the ES was
inspired by the fidelity of studio
micro phones, which capture the
authentic detail of an acoustic guitar for recording. An all-magnetic
system, the ES actually works like a
microphone to create a pure signal
and a warm, natural sound. It also
solves traditional pickup problems
like feedback and a hot B string.
For the first time, the tonal nuances
of a guitar really came through.
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