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Taylor 418e Rosewood Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $2,499.0
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Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world. Among Taylor’s solid-wood guitars, rosewood is normally r...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-31-2018

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Super versatile, big-body design with solid tonewood pairing that delivers great sonic range.

Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world. Among Taylor’s solid-wood guitars, rosewood is normally reserved for the 700, 800 and 900 Series, but the 400 Rosewoods bring rosewood, like this 418e Grand Orchestra - with lustrous gloss finishes - into a more accessible price range. Taylor's Grand Orchestra shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity - and of course Taylor's renown playability - result in a guitar that will be a joy to play in a variety of scenarios for a lifetime.

The 418e Rosewood Grand Orchestra ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Grand Orchestra
The Grand Orchestra is Taylor’s biggest, deepest body shape and delivers the richest, most complex voice. It's incredibly balanced for a big-bodied acoustic guitar. Specially braced to respond to a light touch, the Grand Orchestra is a good fit for players who want the richest, most powerful acoustic voice, for players who like a voluptuous, Jumbo- size guitar, and for solo performers looking for an expansive palette of sonic colors and textures.

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 tonewoods 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.

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. 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.

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
  • Three-ring rosette
  • White fretboard binding
  • 4 mm dot Italian acrylic
  • Scarf neck joint
  • Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD medium strings
  • Comes in deluxe hardshell case

Discover the broad range of rosewood with this 418e. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Orchestra
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance (Standard III with relief rout)
  • Body finish: Gloss 6
  • 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 transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Taylor nickel tuners with nickel buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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