Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar (2014)

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  • Includes Official Taylor Hard Case
  • Expression System 2 Pickup for Accurate Sound Transfer
  • Maple Binding and Rosewood Pickguard
  • Grand Symphony Shape Delivers Rich, Bold Voice
  • Sitka Spruce Accommodates a Versatile Range of Playing Styles

Taylor 816ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar (2014)

The Taylor 816ce Electro Acoustic Guitar is suitable to a wide variety of different playing styles thanks to its grand symphony body shape. Crafted from a beautiful sitka spruce top, with indian rosewood back and sides, the Taylor 816ce makes a bold strummer, yielding a full spectrum of sound with strong, sparkling treble richness. Clean, modern details include maple binding, Italian acrylic dot inlays, and advanced performance bracing make the 816ce an amazingly stunning instrument. Equipped with a venetian cutaway that not only provides a traditional shape, but also offers greater access to the upper frets. Enhance your sound with the built-in Expression System 2, which delivers clear, natural-sounding amplified tone for gigging or recording.

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Grand Symphony

The Taylor 816ce features a grand symphony body shape, which delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. It can be compared to a grand auditorium body shape, yet features a powerful boost thanks to its expanded physical dimensions of a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. The grand symphony body shape is an ideal choice for strummers, pickers and dynamic players, due to its fullness, volume and sustain.

Unique Bracing Pattern

The 816ce 2014 Taylor guitar features the 'CV' bracing pattern, which allows the solid sitka spruce top to vibrate and resonate much more than standard bracing patterns. The result is an impressive level of tonal richness and projection. This bracing design is available on guitars in the 800 series or above, reserved for some of the most premium instruments that Taylor produce.

The Perfect Guitar Neck

For ultimate playability and peace of mind, all 800 series guitars feature Taylor's unique NT neck design. The NT neck was designed to give players a straighter, more stable guitar neck, resistant to common problems such as changes in humidity. The neck sits in a custom fit pocket along with laser-cut spacers. There's a perfect neck angle for each Taylor guitar, and these precision spacers create it. Best of all, because there is no glue used in the NT neck design, maintenance and adjustments can be made by trained technicians in a matter of minutes.

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.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor Guitars design and construct each of their guitars to a high standard, ensuring that each time you play, you are getting the best paying experience. All of Taylor’s 800 series guitars include an official Taylor hard case, and customers can benefit from a FREE 12 year Taylor European warranty when registering their purchased guitar at www.taylorguitars.com

2014 Features

  • The 800 Series Models Feature a Unique Bracing Design, Which Brings out Greater Warmth, Midrange, Balance and Sustain
  • Instrument-Friendly Protein Adhesives Facilitate Their Movement in a Different Way, Enhancing Clarity and Volume
  • Reduced Thickness of its Polyester Gloss, Ultraviolet Light-Cured Finish to an Average of 3.5 Mils or Less-Nearly Half the Thickness of its Standard Gloss Finish.
  • The Wood Thickness has Been Optimized to Help Bring out the Best of Each Body Shape
  • Powers Worked in Tandem with Engineers at Elixir® Strings to Create a New String Set Package Known as HD Light, Featuring Customized String Gauges. This Set Brings a Bolder, Stronger High End and Fuller, Warmer Low End Specifically to the Grand Concert 812ce and Grand Auditorium 814ce Instruments.
  • Featuring Taylor's new Expression System 2 (ES2), Which Includes Three Uniquely Positioned and Individually Calibrated Pickup Sensors
  • Refreshed Appointment Package Featuring New Binding and Purfling, Fretboard Inlays, Rosette and Backstrip, Along with a Rosewood Pickguard and Marbled Ebony Fretboards.


Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Top: Sikta Spruce
  • Back and Side: Indian Rosewood
  • Length: 20"
  • Width: 16.25”
  • Depth: 4.625"
  • Bracing: CV Bracing
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Binding: Curly Maple
  • Finish: Gloss Natural

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Inlays: 800 Series
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Binding: Maple
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Headstock Logo: Mother of Pearl Taylor
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell