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Taylor 416CE Limited Edition Tasmanian Blackwood Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A limited edition made of Sitka spruce and Tasmanian blackwood with Taylor's Expression Electronics
The Taylor 416ce Limited-Edition Tasmanian Blackwood Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an outstanding instrument that is both beautiful and versatile. This special limited-edition model has the timbre of exotic honey-colored Tasmanian blackwood back and sides combined with the punch of a Sitka spruce top to create a rich tonal tapestry. Tasmanian blackwood is often compared to its better-known cousin, Hawaiian koa. It has a blend of midrange bloom and top-end brightness, with great dynamic range. The Taylor Grand Symphony body style is unique in both sound and shape. 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, white body binding and heelcap, and a blackwood headstock overlay. The Taylor 416ce Limited- Edition Grand Symphony Cutaway guitar has a lustrous gloss 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: Tasmanian blackwood
- Top: Sitka spruce
- Finish: Gloss top with satin back and sides
- Soundhole rosette: 3-ring abalone
- Neck: Tropical American mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard inlay: Mother-of-pearl diamonds
- Headstock overlay: Tasmanian Blackwood
- 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
- Case: Taylor GS Series deluxe hardshell
- Body width: 16-1/4"
- Body depth: 4-5/8"
- Body length: 20"
- Overall length: 41"
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Neck width at nut: 1-3/4"
- Number of frets: 20
- Fretboard radius: 15"