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Taylor 900 Series 916CE High Performance Package Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The lavish redesign of our most sophisticated class of rosewood guitars blends the same voicing enhancements first introduced on Taylor’s iconic 800 ...Read More

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Top of the line features and innovations.

The lavish redesign of our most sophisticated class of rosewood guitars blends the same voicing enhancements first introduced on Taylor’s iconic 800 Series with a finely calibrated aesthetic makeover. The result is a luxurious look that delivers premium-grade tonal complexity. Impeccably rendered appointments strike an elegant balance between wood and abalone shell trim, with ebony binding and koa purfling framing colorful abalone. The contoured ebony armrest embodies the highest levels of woodworking, enhances the playing comfort, and bolsters the tonal output by reducing the damping effect one’s strumming arm might otherwise have on the top. The three-way harmony of looks, feel and sound makes any 900 Series guitar hard to put back in its included hardshell case.

Grand Symphony
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightely wider "waist" area, and the bigger sound board (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.  

Expression System 2
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

Other Features

Custom-calibrated wood thicknesses and bracing for each body shape, 3.5 mil finish thickness, protein glue (bracing and bridge), ebony armrest, paua/koa trim (on top, back, sides, fretboard/extension, peghead and armrest), single-ring paua rosette edged with koa and ebony, abalone/pearl "Ascension" fingerboard inlay, ebony binding.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support. 

FEATURES
  • Body 
  • Body type: Grand Symphony 
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway 
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood 
  • Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Grand Symphony bracing with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Orientation: Right handed 
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm) 
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony 
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany 
  • Scale length: 25.5 in. 
  • Number of frets: 20 
  • Neck finish: Satin 
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes 
  • Brand: Taylor 
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup 
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band 
  • Feedback filter: Phase 
  • Tuner: No 
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony 
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold Tuners and Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony 
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq 
  • Number of strings: 6-string 
  • Special features: Adirondack bracing
  • Case: Hardshell case 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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