Taylor Redesigned 616ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar
Taylor Redesigned 616ce Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic GuitarDetails
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The Taylor 616ce 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.The Taylor offers excellent dynamics and expression, thanks to its maple back and side panels topped with solid sitka spruce wood. The sitka spruce is also given a special seasoning process called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.
The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.
Excellently Redesigned Nuances
For the 616ce's redesigned, Taylor have added a range of design nuances that will change how it looks and feels. The use of protein glues optimises the tonal transfer between key wood components and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimise dampening. The back of the guitar features a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish thanks to the new, hand-rubbed "Brown Sugar" stain on the back and sides.
Unique Bracing Pattern
The Advance performance bracing pattern features customised bracing profiles and placement for each body shape to optimise their inherent strengths. This bracing pattern uses side braces as well as the standard setup, adding rigidity and helping to maximise both top and back movement. The overall effect is an enhanced midrange, sustain, and tone that features plenty of warmth.
The Perfect Guitar Neck
For ultimate playability and peace of mind, the 616ce Deluxe 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 ES2 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 favourite 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 600 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
Body & Bridge
- Body Shape: Grand Symphony
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Maple
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Bracing: Advanced Performance w/Relief Rout
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Binding: Ebony
- Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Joint: Scarf
- Neck Width: 1.75"
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Inlays: Grained Ivoroid Wings
- Number of Frets: 20
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Electronics & Hardware
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Nut: Tusq
- Saddle: Micarta
- Buttons: Nickel
- Pickguard: Striped Ebony
- Headstock Logo: Grained Ivoroid
- Rosette: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
- Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
- Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown
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