Taylor 810 - Rosewood back and sides

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, and Mahogany Neck - Natural
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A Dreadnought that Marries Sitka Spruce with Indian Rosewood

With the Taylor 810 acoustic guitar, they've taken everything you love about their iconic dreadnought guitar and refined it for maximum tone and response. You'll hear a richer voice, with more complex harmonics and a more open sound that's incredibly vibrant. The secret is that Taylor optimized the wood thickness and bracing patterns to give you the best that the dreadnought design has to offer - powerful lows, crisp highs, and exceptional balance across the entire spectrum. For definitive dreadnought tone, you can't go wrong with the Taylor 810 acoustic guitar.

Taylor 810 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing
  • Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness
  • Stronger construction and more open, vibrant tone thanks to fish protein glue
A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 810 boasts exceptionally vibrant tones with a unique character. Taylor went back to the drawing board and redesigned their bracing patterns, to get the optimum response out of each of their iconic body shapes. Taylor even added side bracing to add rigidity to the sides and enhance top and back movement. In the words of luthier Andy Powers, the updated Advanced Performance bracing pattern gives the updated 810 a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness

One of the things we like best about Taylor at Sweetwater is that their various body styles are designed for specific purposes, allowing you to choose a guitar that's the perfect match for your style. With the 810, Taylor takes that to another level by carefully matching the thickness of the spruce top and rosewood back and sides to the body style. They determined what the optimum wood thickness for the 810's dreadnought body would be, to give you maximum tone and light weight while also being equally strong.

Stronger construction and more open, vibrant tone thanks to fish protein glue

With the 810, Taylor has returned to real animal protein glue (fish, in fact) instead of synthetic glue. Luthiers have been using protein glues for centuries for their incredible strength, and also for their tone. Protein glue optimizes transfer of vibrations and also holds amazingly well, which means you're sure to get a lifetime of fantastic tone from the Taylor 810 dreadnought acoustic guitar.

Taylor 810 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Dreadnought guitar with a powerful voice and well-balanced tone
  • Exceptionally open, vibrant sound thanks to real protein glue, no synthetic adhesives used
  • Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Indian rosewood back and sides gives you a rich, vibrant sound with exceptional projection
  • Classic dreadnought tone with crisp highs and powerful lows, thanks to customized Advanced Performance bracing pattern
  • Maximum strength and tone with minimum weight, thanks to customized wood thickness
  • Extremely thin gloss finish (3.5mil thick)
  • Hardshell case included
Taylor has improved on their own legacy with the updated 810 acoustic!

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Tech Specs

Series 800
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss, 3.5 mil
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Pale Maple
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Smoked Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Element
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel Tuners
Bridge Material Smoked Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Medium (.013-.056)
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 810

Customer Reviews

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Taylor 810, No Electric, Yes I Love it.

Its the Old Time Picker again, This time I'm holding the nicest Guitar I've never seen. That's right I've never and will never see this new Sweetheart I'm blind so I look at Guitars with my ears and hands, And I can tell you its one of the best sounding guitars I own, I have a Martin HD35 and It sounds every bit as good as my Martin HD35 but just a little diff, But I wouldn't say it sounds better but just as wonderful, And fit and finish is perfect, As is my Martin HD35, So as far as sound taylor 810 or Martin HD35 are almost the same but just a little diff. Martin a little more Basey but that's it, So if your looking for a great guitar just pick what looks pretty to you and can be sure you will be happy with the sound of both. I really couldn't say wich I would take if I could only have one, But I think it would be the-----------------, I couldn't be more pleased with my sales person Chris Nunley he does a great job for me every time, Thanks Sweetwater for making my day again. Until next time,,,,The Old Time Picker,,, PS My wife Bunny of 31 years and the Love of my life says this is the prettiest looking and prettiest sounding guitar I own, And my Puppy Mr. Snickers loves to sing along with me singing Tip Toe Through The Tulips heheheheh
Music background: Old Time Picker


This guitar is simply amazing! I'm no professional, not even close, but I own over a dozen acoustic guitars, including a Martin DR, Gibson Dove, and J185. This guitar blows them away. My other guitars haven't even left their cases since I purchased the 810. Sweetwater makes it so easy to own one of these gems, and Jason Kovach is always very helpful. I couldn't be more pleased!
Music background: Hobbyist


I've been a professional touring musician for over 20 years now and I've owned many acoustic guitars. I play acoustic live quite a bit and I'm more than picky about the sound. I can't even began to tell you how great the revamp 800 Taylor series is. Andy Powers just killed it. I own other Taylor 800 series guitars and this is a whole different ball game. Paul at Sweetwater is easily one of the best guys I've ever dealt with and I was more than nervous buying a guitar I'd never played. I'm truly shocked at the balanced tone this guitar has. The bass is amazingly low but not muddy at all, and the high end sings without being brittle. I bought this as a backup to my 814 to take on the road but at this point I'm not sure I'm ever letting it leave the studio. I put the LR Baggs element pickup in it and it's a perfect fit. You will not be disappointed in getting this guitar. I've played it every day since I got it and I'm constantly amazed at what this guitar can do. Of the 15 guitars I own this is my favorite by a long shot.
Music background: Pro Musician

Amazing Guitar

I'm a professional touring musician and primarily play the acoustic guitar. I've owned, swapped, and traded about 100 acoustic guitars throughout my career. This is the best sounding dreadnought I've ever played by a long shot. The low end is very soothing without being boomy and it has a very articulate high end without being brittle. Andy Powers knocked it out of the park with the redesign of the 800 series. I have a 814ce pre 2014 and this is really a completely different animal. I know it's expensive but it's worth taking a second job to save up for it. It really is that good.

Great Guitar

Have this model with a LR Baggs Anthem and it sounds great unplugged or amped. I'm not much of a fan of the expression systems that Taylor has rolled out so was excited to try this option with a 3rd party pickup. I also have a Martin HD 28V and this stacks up really well...it's not as loud as the Martin nor does it have as much low end, but the playability on the neck is much better and overall balance of the sound is really good. I find myself gravitating to it more than the Martin.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars