Taylor 418e 2015 Ovangkol Grand Orchestra Electro Acoustic Guitar

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Product Ref: 62230

  • Sitka Spruce Top with Ovangkol Back and Sides
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
  • Mahogany Neck with an Ebony Fretboard
  • Forward Shifted X Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Provides Excellent Responses with Power and Tonal Complexity

Taylor 418e 2015 Ovangkol Grand Orchestra Electro Acoustic Guitar


The Taylor 418e Electro Acoustic Guitar combines the power and tonal complexity of the large Grand Orchestra body with the broad frequency range of African Ovangkol and Sitka Spruce - this results in a sweeping, dynamic voice whilst remaining balanced and responsive. This acoustic guitar comes equipped with modern appointments that include crisp white binding, Italian dot inlays on the fretboard, a tortoise pickguard and Taylor's onboard Expression System 2 electronics.

Product Ref: 62230

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Grand Orchestra

The Grand Orchestra body shape features a slightly larger an deeper body, helping to produce a powerful low-end response. The new bracing optimises the movement of the soundboard, providing a louder and more complex tone with incredible sustain. Unlike other big-bodied guitars, this grand orchestra model is ideal for strong strumming styles as well as players with a lighter touch.

Premium Tonewood

The Sitka Spruce top wood is one of the most commonly used wood for guitar tops. The combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, providing crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Perfect for all styles of guitar and players.

The body is made from Ovangkol, an African relative of Rosewood; it's a great sounding wood that shares many of Rosewood's tonal characteristics, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that not quite as bright as Maple.

Expression System 2

The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed ''professional audio''-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Unique Bracing Pattern

A significant factor behind the incredible sound of the 418e is the forward shifted bracing pattern with a relief rout. The 'x' in the bracing pattern is moved closer to the soundhole, enabling more of the guitar top to vibrate, delivering maximum tonal quality and projection.


Body & Bridge

  • Body Type: Grand Orchestra
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Side Wood: Ovangkol
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Body Length: 20''
  • Body Width: 16''
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8''
  • Rosette: Three Ring
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Binding: White

Neck & Fretboard

  • Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Finish: Satin
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Trussrod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.5''
  • Neck Width: 1 3/4''
  • Inlays: 4mm Dots Italian Acrylic
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Binding: White
  • Heel Length: 3 7/8''
  • Heel Cap Binding: White

Hardware & Electronics

  • Electronics: Expression System 2®
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut & Micarta Saddle
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown