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Taylor 616ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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This First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony marks the debut of Taylor' revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements tha...Click To Read More About This Product

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Innovations in construction and delicate details make this First Edition Taylor a must-have.

This First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony marks the debut of Taylor' revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple' historically bright tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice.

Among the design nuances are Adirondack spruce Advanced Performance bracing, which features a maple-specific back bracing profile that enhances the guitar' responsiveness; the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components; and a thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening.

A hand-rubbed œBrown Sugar color treatment on the back and sides gives maple' striking figure a burnished copper glow without adding extra thickness to the finish. The Sitka spruce top is specially seasoned using torrefaction, a roasting process that helps produce an aged tonal character marked by greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.

Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays; an inlaid ebony backstrap; and an additional headstock inlay on this First Edition model.

Other standout details include ebony binding with ivoroid body purfling; an ebony rosette edged in ivoroid; a striped ebony pickguard; Taylor nickel tuners; and Taylor' Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar includes a First Edition label and a deluxe hardshell case with a commemorative First Edition nameplate.

Grand Symphony
Rich and robust, the GS yields lots of volume and dynamic range
Designed by Bob Taylor in 2006
Rich, piano-like bass, strong midrange, and thick trebles
Strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and responsive clarity with a light attack

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce Sitka
  • Back & sides: Maple Figured
  • Bracing pattern: Advanced performance with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Maple Hard rock
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Nickel
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edtion, Special headstock logo
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States

These First Edition models are only available in a limited number. Order yours today.

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Taylor616ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Wonderful Guitar

By FS

from Hillsdale, MI

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Es2 System Works Well
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Base
  • Rich Sound
  • Sounds Great Unplugged
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 616ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is a beautiful guitar and I was lucky to get a first edition. The low action makes it very easy to play and the guitar has a very distinctive voice. It plays well strummed or flat-picked and is truly a guitar that actually sounds great both unplugged or plugged-in. The torrefied spruce top is outstanding, and almost has a percussive sound to it, and the resonance and sustain are outstanding. The maple back and sides are gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is superb. I was intending to buy another major brand of guitar but wanted something that was distinctive in looks and sound and I was intrigued after reading about the newly revoiced Taylor 600 series. I picked the 616ce model because it was supposed to be a good mix between a broader more complex voice and a higher treble, and the guitar sounds as advertised. I also liked the idea of using sustainable woods. This is the first Taylor guitar that I have bought, and the first through Musician's Friend. It arrived quickly and was very well packed and protected. It is definitely worth the price and a joy to play.

     
    5.0

    GS 616CE First Edition

    By OKCDusty

    from OKC

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • The Era Of Maple

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taylor 616ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Not my first Maple back and sides guitar. I bougt a Guild G45 in 1992 that I still have. It is a good guitar but a little sharp. This Taylor has fixed the problem. Sounds great unplugged. Loud voice, great bass, a pleasure to play. I am a Taylor fan. All my Martins are in the closet. I now own 4 Taylors. I nomally mike the guitar instead of using the ES system.

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