As part of Taylor’s dramatically revamped 600 Series, the maple Dreadnought 610e will surprise players who wouldn’t expect maple to produce such warmth, richness and sustain. As a result, it will compete favorably with its rosewood or mahogany Dreadnought counterparts. The non-cutaway body style is custom-voiced for power and clarity with an ultra-fast response for robust picking and strumming. Despite the Dread’s potent low-end output, customized back bracing and a torrefied (specially roasted) spruce top bring a beautiful balance to the overall sound profile. The torrefied top also produces an aged, played-in sound from the very first strum. Other tone-enhancing touches include the use of protein glues and ultra-thin finish to minimize dampening. Aesthetic features include a hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides, which gives maple’s figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding thickness to the finish, plus grained ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, a striped ebony pickguard, and Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar includes a deluxe hardshell case.