Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar #1102026027

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  • Serial Number #1102026027
  • Includes Deluxe Taylor Hard Case
  • Expression System 2 Pickup for Accurate Sound Transfer
  • Maple Binding and Rosewood Pickguard
  • Grand Symphony Shape Delivers Rich, Bold Voice

Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar #1102026027

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The Taylor 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar is suitable to a wide variety of different playing styles thanks to its grand symphony body shape. Crafted from a beautiful sitka spruce top, with Indian rosewood back and sides, the Taylor 816ce makes a bold strummer, yielding a full spectrum of sound with strong, sparkling treble richness. Clean, modern details include maple binding, Italian acrylic dot inlays, and advanced performance bracing with relief rout make the 816ce a stunning instrument. Equipped with a venetian cutaway that not only provides a traditional shape, but also offers greater access to the upper frets. Enhance your sound with the built-in Expression System 2, which delivers clear, natural-sounding amplified tone for gigging or recording.

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Grand Symphony

The Taylor 816ce features a grand symphony body shape, which delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. It can be compared to a grand auditorium body shape, yet features a powerful boost thanks to its expanded physical dimensions of a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. The grand symphony body shape is an ideal choice for strummers, pickers and dynamic players, due to its fullness, volume and sustain.

Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

The Taylor 816ce, features a beautiful sitka spruce top and offers a broad dynamic range and yielding crisp articulation. sitka spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. This stunning tonewood is contrasted with Indian rosewood back and sides, providing the Taylor with a throaty growl. Rosewood is a versatile tonewood that offers a wide range of possibilities and is an ideal choice for blues and bluegrass players, as it delivers a full low end with a bright treble, and clear articulation. The overall sound of the Taylor 816ce provides a traditional sound that is perfect for many players.

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.

The Perfect Guitar Neck

For ultimate playability and peace of mind, all 800 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 816ce not only boasts stunning tonewoods and craftsmanship, it is also equipped with Expression system 2. The revolutionary pickup system delivers the latest in innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. Equipped with a saddle pickup that features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of these three sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. The Expression system 2 produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness either on stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor Guitars design and construct each of their guitars to a high standard, ensuring that each time you play, you are getting the best paying experience. All of Taylor’s 800 series guitars include an official Taylor hard case, and customers can benefit from a FREE 12 year Taylor European warranty when registering their purchased guitar at www.taylorguitars.com

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Top: Sikta Spruce
  • Back and Side: Indian Rosewood
  • Length: 20"
  • Width: 16.25”
  • Depth: 4.625"
  • Bracing: Advance Performance w/Relief Rout
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony w/Abalone Dots
  • Binding: Maple
  • Finish: Gloss 3.5 Natural

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Inlays: Element
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Binding: Maple
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Headstock Logo: Mother of Pearl Taylor
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell