Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony (Cutaway, Electronics, Tobacco S)Item ID: 816ceSB
6-string Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Taylor Expression System Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Tobacco Sunburst
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A Stunning Acoustic-electric from TaylorThe Taylor 816ce acoustic-electric guitar combines premium tonewoods with masterful design and craftsmanship for a stunning instrument that's a joy to play. The 816ce features a solid Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, a tropical American mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard for amazingly rich tone and great looks. the single-cutaway Grand Symphony body style makes this instrument very comfortable to play, while Taylor's combination of woods, construction, and Expression System electronics makes the 816ce bloom with tone, onstage or off.
Taylor 816ce Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
A classic tonewoods combination - Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood
Nothing beats the sound of real rosewood topped with spruce - and that's exactly what you get with the Taylor 816ce. It features a beautiful Sitka spruce top, which gives you wonderful projection and the perfect amount of sparkle. Add to that the balanced tone and astonishing projection of the 816ce's Indian rosewood back and sides, and you have a guitar with timeless tone.
Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
Taylor's Grand Symphony body style, featured on the 816ce, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This give the 816ce a slightly larger lower bout, giving you an excellent blend of power and projection, without losing the high-end definition of the Grand Auditorium body style.
Taylor Expression System electronics provide amazing sound when you play plugged in
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Taylor 816ce's Expression System uses patented Dynamic Sensors to capture both top and string vibration with incredible detail. The Taylor ES system was created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer Rupert Neve. Unlike standard onboard electronics, the Taylor Expression System is seamlessly integrated into the design of the 816ce from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or can be set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
Taylor 816ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
The Taylor 816ce gives you timeless acoustic guitar tone anywhere you play!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Andrew Cockburn from CT, USAI wanted a switch up from the somewhat dull earthy tones of my Martin D-15. The D-15 never recorded very well so I checked out various Taylors. Having played am 814ce I decided on the 816ce without ac... read more [+]tually playing one, as I play a little more rhythm than fingerstyle. When I got the 816 I wasn't disappointing. Although it is set up for medium gauge strings, it plays almost exactly the same as the 814 with it's lights, and that is to say amazingly! I can play lead on it almost as well as an electric, fingerstyle is a breeze and it sounds amazing for strumming - bight clearly articulated with a well rounded but not overwhelming bass presence.
January 7, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
The expression sound system is a huge leap forward form standard Piezo pickups, and I would not hesitate to use it in a live setting, although I get better results in the studio recording with a decent condensor mic.
As expected, the overall finish of the guitar is of an incredibly high standard and it looks beautiful too. An inspiring instrument to play and in every way worth the price! close [-]
A Fine Instrument
by Jeffrey Lavalette from Toledo, OhioI've played a Taylor W-15 for about 10 years, and have always loved the distinct Taylor tone. When it came time to select another guitar (can't have just one!) I again looked to Taylor. I wanted rose... read more [+]wood this time around (the W-15 is a jumbo walnut) so the 800 series was a natural choice.
January 19, 2013
Music Background: Recording artist, performer, singer/songwriter.
Given that I like larger body, the 16-size (grand symphony) caught my attention immediately.
This guitar is gorgeous to look at and beautiful to play/listen to. My only issue was trying to dial in the expression system, but I had an LR Baggs Dual Source put in, so no biggie there.
Overall, I love my 816, and it sounds fabulous in the studio with a mic in front of the sound hole.
As an added bonus, Ryan Sloan has once again provided the ABSOLUTE BEST customer service in the land. Snag him to help you out next time if you can! close [-]
Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony (Cutaway, Electronics, Tobacco S)
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