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Taylor 416CE Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model)
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The Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an outstanding instrument that is both beautiful and versatile. The Taylor Grand ...Read More
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A Sitka spruce top and ovangkol back & sides with Taylor's Expression Electronics
The Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an outstanding instrument that is both beautiful and versatile. The Taylor Grand Symphony body style is unique in both sound and shape. The bold-voiced GS body style, together with an ovangkol/Sitka spruce tonewood pairing, translates into a powerful guitar with impressive tonal breadth and dynamic range. It™ll cover a lot of sonic terrain.
Significant changes in geometry yield a deeper, more piano-like bass. A wider lower bout and higher, wider waist return ample volume and low-end sustain, in symphony with fuller and balanced highs. This guitar is ideal for strumming or flatpicking and a Venetian cutaway gives you superior access to the 20-fret ebony fingerboard.
Other features include an American mahogany neck, forward shifted bracing, ebony bridge, and a Tusq nut and saddle. Adornments include chrome tuners, abalone rosette, and white body binding and heelcap. The Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway guitar has a lustrous satin with gloss top finish. The ultraviolet cured finish developed by Taylor is durable, resistant to cold-checking, and is more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor the onboard Expression System incorporates three different magnetic sensors. Two strategically placed Dynamic Body Sensors affixed to the underside of the soundboard capture the complex nuances of the top's vibration, while a Dynamic String Sensor mounted beneath the fretboard extension registers string and neck vibration. The preamp boosts the pickup signal cleanly, without the need for artificial EQ "coloration." The balanced, low-impedance signal the Expression System produces can run direct into a mixer or PA in most situations, and is free of distortion at almost any volume. Three simple, unobtrusive onboard control knobs preserve the aesthetic beauty of your Taylor, yet allow you to easily adjust the volume, bass, and treble to suit your personal preferences and performance environment. This easy-to-use system enables all of the expressive subtleties of your playing to come through, just the way you intended.
Includes Taylor hardshell case.
- Style: Grand Symphony with Venetian cutaway
- Back & sides: Ovangkol
- Top: Sitka spruce
- Finish: Gloss top with satin back and sides
- Soundhole rosette: 3-ring abalone
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard inlay: Mother-of-pearl diamonds
- Binding: Maple
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & saddle: Tusq
- Tuning machines: Chrome-plated Taylor tuners
- Truss rod: Adjustable
- Bracing: Standard II (forward shifted pattern with relief rout)
- Electronics: Taylor expression system
- Strings: Elixir medium-gauge strings with Nanoweb coating
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Comments about Taylor 416CE Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):
This 416ce was "the one" for me. I have always been a fan of the Gibson acoustic guitars, and still am. But after playing J45s and Advanced Jumbos, I picked up a Taylor 416ce and never looked back. The neck and playability is amazing. The sound carries for what seems like miles and fills the room. The booming bass and clear mids and highs are perfect for me. I mainly play rock and singer/sondwriter style music. So when it is just you and a mic, you need the guitar to deliver and amazing sound that fills the room, the 416 does that perfect.
The expression system in these Taylors are amazing for when you need to plug in. The neck, my sweet Jesus I fell in love with the neck and playability on this guitar. Everything down to the hard case is just solid.
The quality of these guitars will not let you down. They were made to perfection. I believe that you get what you pay for and the Taylors wont let you down. I wanted the guitar that I could pass down to the grandchildren, and this is it. The solid wood, American made Taylor 416 is that guitar for me.
I thought it was a little on the high side, but, I fell in love with this one after years of looking for "the one." Got mine at a local shop so I was able to let cash do the talking and get a little knocked off retail. I will say, that it is worth every penny.