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

SKU: T04165124-P

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

SKU: T04165124-P

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  • Description

    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.
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  • Specification

    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
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    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.