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Taylor 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Taylor's second offering in Indian rosewood, the 800 Series traces its roots to the earliest Taylors. Bob' latest design changes speak of traditional...Click To Read More About This Product

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

Taylor's second offering in Indian rosewood, the 800 Series traces its roots to the earliest Taylors. Bob' latest design changes speak of traditional lutherie in the form of hand-set, curly maple binding. It' a gorgeous upgrade that complements the beautiful hues of rosewood and sparkling inlay work. For many, the 800 Series is a true Taylor icon. The 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar with its Sitka/rosewood combo casts a commanding presence as a GS. A cutaway and the Taylor ES prime it for every type of playing.

Indian Rosewood/Sitka
Indian rosewood seems as if it was created to be on a guitar. The clarity, balance, sustain, excellent bass response, and wonderful coloration and figure are without equal. Paired with Sitka spruce, it is an unstoppable combination.

Grand Symphony (GS)
Though you might see similarities to a Grand Auditorium, the GS is unique in both sound and shape. Significant changes in its 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 mids and balanced highs.

Expression System®
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor, the Expression System® amplifies your guitar with an unrivaled, natural live sound. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally-clean amplified sound. It' your tone. Amplified.

Gloss
The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes. Available in natural finish.

FEATURES
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Electronics: ES
  • Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Binding: Curly Maple
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 800 Series
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Taylor Gold
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickguard: Tortoise

Enjoy signature Taylor tone and playability. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Body Width: 16-1/4"
    Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    Body Length: 20"
    Overall Length: 41"
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Taylor816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

beautiful

By Z

from Southeast

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Comments about Taylor 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I would do it again if I had the chance
do your homework. you can get a great value.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar

By Acoustic Guy

from Washington, DC

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Pros

  • Excellent Playability
  • Fast neck
  • Gorgeous look
  • Great sound

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  • none

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    Comments about Taylor 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Fantastic sound with clear tones! Great set-up at the get go making playability really easy. This guitar sounds great and is so playable that it is hard to put down. The guitar also looks gorgeous and has a very high quality case.

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    5.0

    In love with my Taylor

    By Silly Sam

    from Finger Lakes NY

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    Comments about Taylor 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This was a scratch and dent special, the guitar had a tiny superficial ding which does not affect the playability or the beauty. You really have to strain to see it. The case does have some damage, I am considering purchasing a new case...Ive been waiting close to ten years to replace my 314ce, and I never expected to get such an amazing Taylor at this price! Love it!

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    5.0

    Very nice

    By bones

    from Tucson, AZ.

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    Comments about Taylor 816ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitars a long time and the 816ce that I have is amazing. it's loud and fast (almost too much). I listen to and play mostly to music like Tool, Godsmack, Chevelle, AIC, Soundgarden.....etc. However, a lot of my friends are blue-grass heads so I sit around and play with them. This guitar does it all! metal, grass, blues, jazz.............this thing does it all.

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