Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1104165124)


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You are looking at a Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1104165124. 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 Grand Orchestra body of the 818e is crafted from a Sitka spruce soundboard that's beautifully complemented by Indian rosewood back and sides. Combined with completely revoiced bracing, the 818e has more power and a more dynamic range then ever before, making the 818e the perfect multi-dimensional stage partner for both solo performers and scaled down acoustic acts whose guitars do the work of a backing band. For a beautiful glossy luster without sacrificing tonal response, the body of the 818e is all dressed up in a 3.5 mils full-gloss finish that's over 40 percent thinner.

The neck of the Taylor 818e 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 818e Grand Orchestra 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 818e 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 818e comes with the full protection of a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

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

Get your Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra 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.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Other Features Grand Orchestra Body with a Thin 3.5 Mil Gloss Finish and Advanced Performance Bracing with Relief Rout

Optimized Dimensions/Wood Thickness to Bring Out the Best of Each Body Shape

Protein Glue for Enhanced Tonal Transfer

Indian Rosewood Edge Trim and Pickguard

Abalone Rosette Outlined with Indian Rosewood

Maple Binding and Back Strip

Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 800
Model 818e

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.