A Pedigreed Champion Performer
Take Bob Taylor's masterful Grand Symphony body shape, add in the tonewood cocktail of tropical mahogany back and sides and a torrefied Sitka spruce top, and you have one gorgeous and musically superlative guitar. The Taylor 616ce 6-string acoustic-electric guitar has a midrange projection that's bookended by a beefy low end and clear treble, while the Sitka top — bolstered by Taylor's Performance bracing — fortifies the instrument's sonic gusto. Sweetwater guitarists love everything about this high-performance beauty, from its Florentine cutaway to its impeccable 600 Series appointments — not to mention the flawlessly amplified signal from the Expression System 2 electronics.
Grand Symphony really means grand!
The body shape of the 616ce is called Grand Symphony — and it's not just a name. Just a bit larger than Taylor's Grand Auditorium body style, the wide lower bout of the Grand Symphony produces powerful low to midrange frequencies, and its narrow waist directs that melodic power through the soundhole to the listener's ear. The Grand Symphony shape is musically and ergonomically wonderful to hear and to play.
Why wait for decades to get that vintage sound?
Everyone knows that Sitka spruce makes a fine soundboard that becomes even more tonally rich and wonderful over time — but why wait for decades to get that vintage sound? Through a process called wood torrefaction, Taylor treats the 616ce's Sitka spruce top at high heat, changing its sugar content and moisture levels to achieve the audible patina that otherwise could take 50 years.
ES2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the natural-sounding Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics onboard the 616ce. This system features a 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar's saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreet phase switch helps you squelch feedback before it starts.
High-end fit and finish
Taylor's 600 Series guitars bring you a taste of the finer things in life. The back and sides are made of sonically complex Pacific Northwest maple treated with a violin-type, hand-rubbed stain, and the grained ivoroid wings inlays set off the ebony fretboard with elegance. The 616ce features an ebony backstrap and binding; a trinity of ebony, grained ivoroid, and abalone for the rosette; and a stunning striped ebony pickguard that eloquently declares this guitar's pedigree with serene silence. From its Taylor nickel tuners all the way to its ebony bridge pins, this guitar is a thoroughbred.
Taylor 616ce 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Grand Symphony body style projects boldly with superior articulation to cut through the mix
- Florentine cutaway is visually striking and lets you access upper frets easily
- Torrefied Sitka spruce top resonates with powerful, acoustically aged richness and volume
- ES2 electronics deliver your 616ce's tone safely to the PA or recording console
- High-end appointments set this guitar apart as a real winner