Taylor 2014 1st Edition 818e - Natural, with ES2 No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic-electric Grand Orchestra Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Ebony Fretboard, ES2 Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Natural
Item ID: 818eES2FE

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Get Your First Edition 818e Before It's Gone!

Taylor's 818e First Edition acoustic-electric guitar celebrates the first run of the new Grand Orchestra series. The 818e First Edition features Indian rosewood back and sides, premium-grade Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, and a pearl inlay design. Taylor went back to the drawing board to create custom bracing for each guitar model to give you the most out of your guitar. You'll love the sound of Taylor's updated Expression System 2 at your plugged-in gigs. The Taylor 818e First Edition Grand Orchestra has a robust output, dynamic range, and sensitive response for all types of players.

Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Taylor's Grand Orchestra body delivers power and detail
  • A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to custom bracing
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Taylor's Grand Orchestra body delivers power and detail

The Taylor 818e First Edition Grand Orchestra is the biggest guitar body that Taylor makes. At Sweetwater, we love this large footprint because it offers a bold and rich voice that is extremely responsive. Unlike other large body styles, the Grand Orchestra has an even, full-range response with big bass. A custom bracing design increases sustain while coaxing loud, complex tonalities. The Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra acoustic-electric guitar has the power and rich detail you want from an acoustic.

A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to custom bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 818e First Edition 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 bracing pattern gives the 818e First Edition a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

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 818e First Edition 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 818e First Edition'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. Sweetwater knows that your plugged-in tone is important to you, and we're confident that the Taylor 818e First Edition has the sound you want.

Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • First Edition 818e with updated bracing and electronics
  • Grand Orchestra body shape has a bold, rich voice
  • Custom-designed bracing provides better response, projection, and tone
  • Expression System 2 electronics deliver natural acoustic sound to your amp or PA
  • Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Loud performance and uniformly responsive lows and highs
  • Includes hardshell case
Discover the rich, bold sound of the Taylor 818e First Edition Grand Orchestra acoustic-electric guitar!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 818e-ES2 FE

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars