Taylor 618e - Brown Sugar Stain

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top, Figured Maple Back and Sides, Maple Neck, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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A Grand Orchestra with Maple Back and Sides

The massive tone of maple meets a spruce top with the Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra acoustic-electric guitar. Taylor's Grand Orchestra body shape, Taylor's largest, boasts Taylor's boldest, richest voice yet, one that blends low-end power with surprising balance. The torrefied Sitka spruce top, Big Leaf maple back, and maple sides create a clean tone that really projects. And Taylor's ES2 electronics give you authentic acoustic tone any time you need to plug in. The Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra has a robust output, dynamic range and sensitive response for all types of players.

Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra at a Glance:
  • Choice tonewoods - sitka spruce meets maple
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Maple

The 618e Grand Orchestra, is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features a torrefied Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle, and the Taylor 618e's Big Leaf maple back and sides give it an extra bright and snappy tone. This guitar also features Adirondack spruce for the update 600 Series Advanced Performance bracing that gives you better tone, response, and sustain. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Taylor 618e will give you years of great performance.

Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection

Taylor's Grand Symphony body style, featured on the 618e, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This gives the 618e 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 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 618e acoustic-electric guitar. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the Taylor 618e's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra Features:
  • Grand Orchestra body shape has a bold, rich voice
  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top with Big Leaf maple back and maple sides offer big tone and powerful projection
  • 600 series advanced performance bracing offers better vibration transfer and tone
  • Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Loud performance and uniformly responsive lows and highs
  • Hand-rubbed brown sugar finish on the back and sides
  • Includes hardshell case
Discover the rich, bold sound of the Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra guitar.

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Tech Specs

Series 600
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Orchestra
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural top with Brown Sugar Stain back
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Torrified Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Big Leaf Maple
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Ebony
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Electronics ES2 Electronics
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 618e

Customer Reviews

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Thank you Taylor and Sweetwater

Just purchased this guitar 12/1 and all I can say is wow. This is the first high end guitar I have purchased. Thank you Taylor for the engineering and electronics and Sweetwater for the outstanding customer service that got me this guitar the next day.Aaron was very knowledgable of this model, very helpful, and this guitar is all a guitarist could ask for.Every note and string is clear and the guitar is set up for easy bar chords. For anyone looking to buy a high end guitar this should be the one you purchase. Maple has a bad rap for not resonating. But this guitar rings out. This was money well spent for such a great guitar. And the looks of this guitar are outstanding. Thanks again Taylor and sweetwater.

Taylor 618e One Sweet Guitar

I own eight guitars one of which is a Taylor 916. That guitar sounds great. The 618e is phenomenal. Easy to play, very balanced and beautiful to look at. And the people at Sweetwater couldn't be easier to work with.

Grand Maple Guitar

I have never been a big fan of maple guitars, in the past I have found the sound was too bright and the notes died out to quick. The Taylor 600 series has given me a whole new view on maple. The 618e is a tone machine. The notes are beautifully colored and the sustain is fantastic. I think I now prefer maple to rosewood now since playing the 618e. The guitar is very manageable for a jumbo body style and not overwhelming in the lows, it is very balanced and articulate. I am sold and I tip my hat to Taylor for their efforts and not being one to rest on their laurels. A fantastic guitar overall.

Sweetwater Advice

Taylor 618e

Jumbo-sized flattops aren't generally praised for their versatility - they're usually favored by songwriters, rockers, and strumming country singers. But the 618e shatters that notion. It's an exceptionally expressive and dynamic fingerstyle instrument that sounds richly detailed when played with a delicate touch. ...
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