Taylor 916ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar
Taylor 916ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic GuitarDetails
The Taylor 916ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar represents the pinnacle of Taylor's craftsmanship and artistry. Featuring a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, alongside its classic Grand Symphony cutaway shape and premium ES2 electronics, the 916ce delivers a rich and powerful tone with exceptional midrange projection, perfect for virtually any style. Redesigned for 2015, this popular model now features gold Gotoh tuners, Ebony binding and armrest, Koa purfling accents and new ''Ascension'' Abalone/Mother-of-Pearl inlays.
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Please note: This is only available where all items in the order are dispatched in a single delivery.
To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!
To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:
|Finance||APR||Deposit to Pay||Payments||Total Payable|
|Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9%||14.9%||No Deposit||48 months: £6.83 |
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
|Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9%||15.9%||No Deposit||36 months: £8.65 |
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
|Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9%||18.9%||No Deposit||24 months: £12.41 |
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee
How to Apply
Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.
You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.
Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website consisting of a single delivery, and is not available in store or via phone currently.
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The 916ce has a full sized Grand Symphony body with a softly rounded Venetian cutaway. Slightly larger and more curved than Taylor's signature Grand Auditorium body shape, the dynamic Grand Symphony shape delivers a bold, versatile tone with excellent sustain, perfect for strumming and flatpicking, but also responsive to light fingerstyle playing. The solid Rosewood body and solid Sitka Spruce top add warmth and richness to the guitar's sound, providing the 916ce with clarity and definition across the tonal spectrum, with an especially sweet midrange.
All models feature the same package of tone-enhancing refinements introduced on the 800 Series: customized bracing and wood thicknesses for each body shape; protein glues for the bracing and bridge; thin (3.5 mil) gloss finish; Elixir HD Light strings on Grand Auditorium models. Both models feature a Venetian cutaway, ES2 electronics, and ship in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Unique Bracing Pattern
All 900 series Taylor guitar feature the new 'CV' bracing pattern, which allows the solid Sitka Spruce top to vibrate and resonate much more than standard bracing patterns. The result is an impressive level of tonal richness and projection. This new bracing is only available on guitars in the 800 series or above, reserved for some of the most premium instruments that Taylor produce.
The Perfect Guitar Neck
For ultimate playability and peace of mind, all 900 series guitars feature Taylor's unique NT neck design. The NT neck was designed to give players a straighter, more stable guitar neck, resistant to common problems such as changes in humidity. The neck sits in a custom fit pocket along with laser-cut spacers. There's a perfect neck angle for each Taylor guitar, and these precision spacers create it. Best of all, because there is no glue used in the NT neck design, maintenance and adjustments can be made by trained technicians in a matter of minutes.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 is Taylor's proprietary 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 Taylor'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 Taylor guitar.
- Ebony armrest and binding
- Koa purfling along the top, back, sides, fretboard, peghead & back strip
- Koa/Paua Abalone edge trim along the top & fretboard extension
- Paua Abalone rosette with Koa/Ebony edging
- Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in pink Abalone & Mother-of-Pearl
- Ebony backstrap
- Gotoh gold tuners
Body & Bridge
- Body Type: Grand Symphony
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16 1/4"
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Bracing: CV Bracing
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Finish: Gloss
- Back & Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Binding: Ebony
Neck & Fingerboard
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"
- Neck Width: 1 3/4"
- Inlays: ''Ascension'' - Pink Abalone & Mother-of-Pearl
- Number of Frets: 20
Hardware & Electronics
- Pickup: Taylor Expression System 2
- Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Number of Strings: 6
- Tuners: Gotoh Gold
- Includes: Taylor Deluxe Hard Case
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