Cuts through on Stage
Prior to purchasing the Taylor 416ce, I had been using my Taylor K10ce, 410ce, 314ce and two models of 12 strings. I had also for fun used my son's GS mini as my family all play for our churches worship band; primarily contemporary Christian music. We have singer, the lead guitarist, a sync board and regular keyboard, drums, bass and a rhythm electric. I needed something that would/could cut through all that with clarity. I'd looked at the Taylor 614ce as all that I read was of it's popularity with Christian music player on stage for having that cutting tone. I personally didn't feel it was what I was looking for or needed. Then I happened to attend a Taylor Road Show. While speaking with one of the Rep's who took interest in what I was needing or at least felt I needed, I expected him to hand me the 614ce or 814ce. Instead, he handed me the 416ce. I was greatly surprised by the booming thrust and power this guitar gave. Since I run through the house, I also use an LR Bagg's Para DI and a Boss RV-5 in the mix or a LR Bagg's Venue. The latter box gives the optional boost which when used really kicks this guitar in. The Taylor 416ce has the necessary power to get it done if you are looking for an affordable and powerful stage guitar. Try one as I know you'll be genuinely delighted with the tone, playability that Taylor guitar offer.