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Taylor Presentation Series 2015 PS16ce Grand Symphony Macassar Ebony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of Taylor's Presentation Series guitars are unique and always spec...Read More
Rare Macassar ebony body produces better projection and focused tone while also being mesmerizing to look at.
The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of Taylor's Presentation Series guitars are unique and always spectacular to look at. Together with the many other finely composed design details that adorn the Presentation Series guitars, like those on this PS16ce Grand Symphony, Taylor's rich aesthetic forms a vibrant visual symphony that's highlighted by sparkling paua abalone inlays and trim. A hand-sculpted ebony armrest elevates the playing experience in elegant and ergonomic fashion, making an artistic statement about the inspirational nature of thoughtful craftsmanship.
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.
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.
Macassar ebony back and sides create a stunning and receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Macassar is a dense hardwood that produces a clear, focused sound with good projection and volume. It has strong bass and lower mids, clear highs and a scooped midrange similar to rosewood. It generates rich overtones that complement slower, softer playing, yet it responds well to aggressive playing. It responds well to changes in pick material and thickness. Player technique will ultimately determine the brightness or darkeness of the tone.
Expression System 2 Electronics
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. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. 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, bass and treble controls.
- Body type:Grand Symphony
- Cutaway:Single cutaway
- Top wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides:Macassar Ebony
- Bracing pattern:Taylor CV Bracing Pattern with Relief Rout
- Body finish:Gloss
- Neck shape:Taylor Standard Neck Profile
- Nut width:1-3/4" (44.45mm)
- Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
- Neck wood:Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length:25-1/2"
- Number of frets:20
- Neck finish:Satin
- Configuration:Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
- Preamp EQ:3-band
- Feedback filter:Phase
- Headstock overlay:African Ebony
- Tuning machines:Gotoh Gold Tuners, Gold Buttons
- Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut:Bone
- Number of strings:6
- Special features:Macassar Backstrap; Hand-Sculpted African Ebony Armrest
- Case:Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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