The Taylor 310CE is an all solid wood, cutaway, acoustic electric guitar. I purchased the guitar new after trying many other brands and models. The guitar come equiped with a pickup and controls for the electric use of the guitar.
What sold me on this guitar was the silky smooth feel of the neck and body. This is a quality instrument and you can tell it was created with pride. The sound quality is excellent on its own or amplified. The action on this guitar is very low and almost plays as easily as an electric guitar. The ebony fret board is also a major plus.
Compared to comprable Martin guitars, I didn't find it a close contest. I think the Taylor lower end models are a great value for the money and I take pride in owning this butiful instrument.