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Taylor 716ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    A beautiful instrument with a spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and Taylor Expression System electronics.

    The Taylor 716ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a spruce top. A Vintage Sunburst top and ivoroid Heritage fretboard inlays conjure a distinctively old-school Americana vibe.

    Grand Symphony (GS)
    Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4-3/8" / Body Length: 19-1/2"
    The ultimate Taylor strummer.

    The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers Taylor’s boldest, richest acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

    Indian Rosewood
    Origin: East India
    One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewood’s vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. It’s a great sound in part because we know that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music — certain strains of Americana, for example — rosewood has an iconic status. Also like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. It’s very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver.

    Goes Well With: Most applications. If you like a guitar with fuller low end and brighter treble (bluegrassers, for instance), rosewood will do the trick. Its high-end sizzle and clear articulation will benefit players with “dark hands”. If you’re looking for a traditional acoustic sound, a rosewood Dreadnought or Grand Auditorium is right up your alley.

    Expression System®
    Natural Sound Made Simple
    People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why we spent several years developing the onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

    The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.

    Breakthrough Technology
    Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

    Integrated Design
    The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

    Features
    • Shape: Grand Symphony
    • Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
    • Top Wood: Spruce
    • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    • Electronics: ES
    • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    • Binding: Ivoroid
    • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    • Fretboard Inlay: Heritage Diamonds
    • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    • Bridge Inlay: None
    • Bridge Pins: Ebony
    • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
    • Top Finish: Gloss
    • Neck Finish: Satin
    • Cutaway: Venetian

    Enjoy signature Taylor tone and playability. Order today.

     

    716ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Body Width: 16"
    • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    • Body Length: 20"
    • Overall Length: 41"
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    5.0

    awesome guitar

    By Joel Curtis

    from Baltimore md (las Vegas local 369 also)

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    Comments about Taylor 716ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'M a pro player I love my other guitar's like my custom GIBSON J -45 ,but this is a totally different breed the best guitar i have ever had buy one you will LOVE IT TOO and MUSICIAN'S FRIEND HAS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

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    The best guitar Ever!

    By Joel Curtis

    from Baltimore md (las Vegas local 369 also)

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    Comments about Taylor 716ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I' a pro vocalist player have owned so many great guitars over the last 40 yr's I love my new Gibson J-45 I had custom made ' but this one is a whole different animal! Can't put it down and musician's friend had the best price and service of all thank you

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