To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Taylor Acoustics, their master craftsman reconceived the 800 series models with a completely fresh tonal palette and more intricate enhancements that makes the 816ce a beauty to behold.
The 800 series is one of the best-selling acoustic guitar lines in the entire industry, and it's easy to see why!
Even though the Grand Symphony features a slightly wider bout than its Grand Auditorium brother, the 816ce doesn't compromise on articulation whilst offering a powerful, rich low end. Naturally, the slightly larger body empowers a full-bodied tone, great for strummers and heavier players that want that extra kick of volume in a mix amongst other instruments.The 816CE is still accessible and comfortable to sit with, thanks to a stylish Venetian cutaway and iconic ebony fretboard employed on all Taylor acoustics.
The classic tonewood combination of Rosewood and Sitka have been enhanced with the 2014 upgrades, with a unique voice tailored for the 800 series thanks to an optimised wood thickness and custom-calibrated bracing. A thinner gloss finish also reduces the tonal dampening on the wood which allows it to breathe and set more naturally over time. The resulting tone is sweeter, richer and more immersive than ever before and really highlights Taylor's famous attention to detail.
Among the fresh aesthetic strokes are rosewood purfling that outlines the top and frames the abalone rosette; a rosewood pickguard; a new Element fretboard inlay; and a marbled ebony fretboard.
At the heart of the 816ce lies Taylor's Expression System 2 - a patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed 'professional audio'-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
- Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Sitka Spruce top
- 3.5mil gloss-finish body
- Pale maple binding and back strip
- Rosewood top edge trim
- Abalone rosette outlined with Rosewood
- Rosewood pickguard
- Lightmarbled Ebony fretboard
- Mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay
- Revoiced bracing
- Taylor nickel tuners
- Venetian cutaway
- Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
- Taylor deluxe hardshell case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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