Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1112115068)SKU: T12115068-P
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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.
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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 RoutOptimized Dimensions/Wood Thickness to Bring Out the Best of Each Body ShapeProtein Glue for Enhanced Tonal TransferIndian Rosewood Edge Trim and PickguardAbalone Rosette Outlined with Indian RosewoodMaple Binding and Back StripTusq Nut/Micarta SaddleTaylor Expression System 2 Electronics Orientation Right-Handed Case/Bag Included Yes Case Type Hardshell Case Series 800 Model 818e
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.