Despite being Taylor's biggest body shape, this Grand Orchestra model from the 800 series is surprisingly responsive and well-balanced, even for the guitarist with the lighter touch.
The 818e employs the GO body shape without the venetian cutaway of its younger siblings, which gives it a distinctive, full-bodied tone without the access to the upper fret register. This is the perfect guitar shape for players with larger hands or for anyone that prefers something with a bit more 'meat' for voluptious tone and low-mid presence, particular rhythmic and heavy strummers. The use of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides helps deliver the most rich, complex voice in the Taylor acoustic range. Bags of sustain and hearty low end come as standard!
The combination of a satin-finished, Tropical Mahogany neck and marbled ebony fingerboard on the latest incarnation of the 818e makes it highly playable and comfortable to sit with, regardless of the bigger body size. For all it's big, bold presence, the 818e has some more subtle finishing touches including custom-calibrated bracing and wood thickness, protein glues that enhance the tonal transfer, thinner finish to reduce the tonal dampening on the wood, rosewood purfling that outlines the top and frames the abalone rosette alongside a new Element fretboard inlay.
The addition of Taylor's latest pickup design, the patented Expression System 2 (ES2), brings a major advancement in piezo pickup technology due to an innovative behind-the-saddle design. When compared to standard Electro-Acoustic pickups in the market, the ES2 is arguably the most faithful, authentic method of delivering your guitar's natural voice to your audience when you plug in and go.
Taylor's ongoing commitment to the environmentally-friendly sourcing of tonewoods, with trees being replanted at each source site, not only means that you have peace of mind that your guitar has been ethically built, but Taylor will be around for years to come to offer their renowned aftersales support and customer care. Register your instrument at Taylor Guitars for a 10 year warranty and loads of resources to help keep your investment in tip top shape produced by Taylor's master luthiers and craftsmen.
|Case Included||hard case|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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