Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1111226020)

 
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You are looking at a Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1111226020. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

The Taylor 800 Series Models gives their flagship rosewood/spruce 800 series guitars a whole new twist, offering up an expansive array of tone-enhancing refinements by optimizing virtually every element of the guitar's material construction. These refinements include customized bracing and wood thickness' for each shape to bring out the best tonal qualities of each, animal protein glue adhesive for superb tonal transfer, a thinner gloss finish and groundbreaking Expression System 2 electronics, all packaged together with a refreshed design aesthetic. With the rebirth of the 800 series, Andy Powers, designer/luthier behind these instruments, sought to highlight the distinctive characteristics and unique acoustic voice of each different body shape.

The full-voiced Grand Symphony body of the 816ce is crafted from a Sitka spruce soundboard that's beautifully complemented by Indian rosewood back and sides. Combined with Advanced Performance bracing with the tone-enhancing Relief Rout, the 816ce has a richer, sweeter sound with more low-end rumble than ever before. The 816ce will give you the full, rich response that you'd expect from a larger-body guitar for strumming chords, while providing a thick, swirly, powerful response when playing fingerstyle arrangements. For a beautiful glossy luster without sacrificing tonal response, the body of the 816ce is all dressed up in a 3.5 mils full-gloss finish that's over 40 percent thinner.  A smooth venetian cutaway offers a comfortable access to the higher frets.

The neck of the Taylor 816ce is topped off with a light-marbled ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard boasts elegant mother-of-pearl Element fingerboard inlays that were inspired by the diamond-like shape of the various 800 series inlays over the years.

This tastefully appointed 816ce Grand Symphony makes use of some of the finest materials available—the body, peghead, fingerboard and heelcap are all bound by pale maple and a matching pale maple back strip adds a nice touch. To showcase the rosewood-rich heritage of the 800 series and the wood's natural beauty, the 816ce is adorned with stunning rosewood accents which include a rosewood trim along the top edge, a gorgeous rosewood pickguard that's perfectly matched with back and sides, and a stunning green abalone rosette outlined with rosewood. This Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric guitar with the full protection of a Taylor hardshell case.

Click on the More Info tab above to find out more about the groundbreaking Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Get your Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

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  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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Body Size/Shape Grand Symphony
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Cutaway Venetian
Top/Body Finish Gloss 3.5 Mil
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Rosewood Pickguard

Maple Binding and Indian Rosewood Edge Trim

Single Ring Abalone Rosette

"Element" Fingerboard Inlays

Standard Peghead with Gloss Finish, Ebony Headstock Overlay, and Taylor Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo

Ebony Bridge Pins with Abalone Dots

Nickel Buttons
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 800
Model 816ce

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics




Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.