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Taylor Builders Edition 816ce


Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

The Grand Symphony Builders Edition has Taylor V-Class Bracing, which results in higher volume, longer sustain and improved intonation; Rosewood back and sides give the guitar deep bass and brilliance in the highs. Together with the short scale, the Lutz spruce top supports its dynamic range. The Soundport Cutaway creates a spacious, reverb-like effect. Taylor's own active ES2 dynamic piezo system with bass, treble and volume controls is used as the pickup.

  • Design: Grand Symphony with Soundport Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Lutz spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Windansea fretboard inlays
  • V-class bracing
  • Ebony armrest
  • Scale: 632 mm (24 7/8")
  • Nut width: 44.5 mm (1 3/4")
  • Tusq nut
  • 20 Frets
  • Pickups: Taylor Expression System 2
  • Micarta bridge
  • Gold-plated Gotoh machine heads
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light (Art.396516)
  • Colour: Natural
  • Includes Taylor Deluxe hardshell case
  • Made in USA
  • Note: Register your Taylor guitar to extend your warranty to 12 years.
Design Grand Symphony
Top Spruce, Solid
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ebony
Nut width in mm 44,50 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Natural
Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
available since March 2020
Item number 483510
Model Grand Symphony
Incl. Case 1
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Nikolaos Hompitakis 20.03.2021
This is a guitar for a lifetime !
After searching for a long time for the ideal acoustic guitar and owning several “ classic models “ I really believe that the search is over.
The guitar is undeniably a work of art on every aspect . It has a very easy to play neck , it’s enjoyable and not difficult to play even with 13’s.
The craftsmanship is excellent, of course you can’t expect anything but perfect in such an expensive instrument.
But the key element in this guitar is it’s 3D sound, this is a feature I have never experienced before in the past. The guitar produces a beautiful and full spectrum sound with excellent bass. The sound is smooth but also articulate and every note rings well, also when playing chords the string separation is on a different level, it’s something that you have to hear for yourself in order to believe.
Also and maybe the best feature of the guitar is the soundport. This helps the guitar sound fuller and louder than an ordinary one, the sound comes from every direction and I can only describe it in terms it sound like a piano in the room. This is something you can’t hear on videos, you have to experience it for yourself in order to full understand.
In conclusion this is a very expensive guitar but it fully deserves every penny of it’s price. Try it and believe !


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Take it easy 24.05.2020
Wie bei Thomann üblich sehr schnelle und bestens verpackte Lieferung: Gitarre ausgepackt, gestimmt und angefangen zu spielen. Und wenn es nicht auch noch andere Dinge zu Tun gegeben hätte, wäre ich heute noch damit beschäftigt.
Um es kurz zu sagen: Die beste Gitarre, die ich je in den Händen hielt. Ich kann damit musikalisch genau das umsetzen, was ich mir immer schon gewünscht hatte.
Preislich kein "Schnäppchen" - trotzdem jeden Cent wert.


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