Taylor Builders Edition 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar

Taylor Builders Edition 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar

Are you looking to invest in a new acoustic guitar, which has been crafted using the finest materials, and sports a host of player-focused enhancements and features? Then the Taylor Builders Edit...
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Are you looking to invest in a new acoustic guitar, which has been crafted using the finest materials, and sports a host of player-focused enhancements and features? Then the Taylor Builders Edition 816ce could well be for you!

A New Dimension In Acoustic Sound

Each guitar from Taylor's incredible Builder's Edition family has been specially-crafted to be comfortable to play, awesome to listen to, and beautiful to behold.

In this case we have the incredible Builder's Edition 816ce - a newly redesigned Grand Symphony guitar, packed full of innovative features and sporting an incredible voice.

Taylor Builders Edition 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar Highlights

  • Premium-quality, Grand Symphony-style guitar from Taylor's illustrious Builder's Edition collection
  • Lutz Spruce top and an Indian Rosewood back and sides, with chamfered edges for maximum comfort
  • Partial cutaway with an innovative off-axis soundport
  • V-Class bracing system
  • Sleek Mahogany neck with the Taylor Neck profile shape
  • West African Ebony fingerboard with rolled fret edges and "Windansea" inlays
  • Features a host of premium, player-centric appointments
  • Ultra-precise Gotoh 510 tuners, with an antique gold finish
  • Expression System 2 pickup and preamp
  • Includes a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case

Exquisite Tonewood Selection

As one of the most popular guitar tonewood combinations of all time, there's no denying that when Rosewood and Spruce come together something magical happens.

With Rosewood for the back and sides, this guitar produces a voice that's rich in low frequencies, with an articulate top-end sparkle.

Complimenting this, we have a top crafted from Lutz Spruce - a tonewood renowned for its incredible projection and tonal richness.

These woods come together perfectly to bring you a guitar suited to most playing styles and genres, whether you're playing live or in the studio.

V-Class Bracing

As mentioned above, the Spruce top has been fitted with Taylor's acclaimed V-Class bracing system, giving this guitar  a much more robust, and vivid tonal response.

This bracing system has been specially-designed to allow the perfect compromise between stability and performance, increasing the guitar's volume and sustain, as well as extra clarity and response.

This responsive, touch-sensitive nature allows you to perform a wide variety of play-style and dynamics, without losing balance or becoming lost in the mix.

Innovative Design

As you will notice from the above images, the Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce comes equipped with a unique looking partial cutaway.

This cutaway sports an innovative off-axis soundport, that works together with the guitar's V-Class bracing to deliver a more immersive, almost-surround-sound musical experience.

In addition to this, the fretboard and guitar body have been given chamfered (rounded) edges, which offer a much more inviting feel and deliver a more comfortable playing experience, whatever your playstyle.

Accurately Capture Your Acoustic Sound

For when you want to amplify your sound or record your playing without setting up a mic in front of it, this guitar comes equipped with Taylor's acclaimed ES2 pickup and preamp.

This pickup sits behind the saddle (rather than underneath) and is specially-designed to accurately pick up and translate the strings vibrations through to the preamp.

The preamp's controls are situated on the bass-side upper bout, and allow you to control your overall output, whilst fine-tuning your bass and treble frequencies.

Taylor Builders Edition 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar Specs


  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
  • Pickguard: West African Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Width: 16-1/4"
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"


  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Rock Maple
  • Top Finish: Silent Satin
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
  • Rosette Mat.: Abalone
  • Stain/Sunburst: Natural


  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Windansea
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"


  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: West African Ebony
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: Maple
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: Windansea
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl


  • Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
  • Buttons: Gold
  • Edge Trim: Maple/Indian Rosewood
More Information
Manufacturer Taylor
SKU 309495
Shipping Weight (kg) 6.000000
MPN Builders Edition 816ce
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Warranty 2 years
Series Builder's Edition
Scale Length 24.875"
Nut Width 1.75"
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany Neck
Pickup Config Acoustic Pickup System
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard ebony fingerboard
Guitar Style grand symphony cutaway
Body Size full size
Body Material rosewood body


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