DISC Taylor 418e Grand Orchestra Electro Acoustic Guitar

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

DISC Taylor 418e Grand Orchestra Electro Acoustic Guitar

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The Taylor 418e Grand Orchestra 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, creating a sweeping, dynamic voice whilst remaining balanced and responsive. The grand orchestra shape provides an excellent blend of detail and balance across the tonal spectrum, making the Taylor and incredibly versatile guitar that suits most playing styles. A forward shifting pattern bracing enhance the guitars tonal quality and projection, allowing the tonewoods to vibrate freely whilst offering plenty of support. The Taylor also features their expression system 2 electronics to enhance your sound and delivers clear, natural-sounding amplified tones for gigging or recording. Equipped with modern appointments such as crisp white binding, Italian dot inlays on the fingerboard, and a tortoise pickguard, the Taylor 418e is an incredibly beautiful electro acoustic with the tone to match, perfect for any Taylor fan.

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 guitars ovangkol body offers similar tones to rosewood, creating sweet tones with sparkling highs and thick lows. The body tonewood has a very full midrannge and is perfect for adding sustain and resonance to the strings, creating a very big sound.

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.

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 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 400 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

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Ovangkol
  • Bracing: Forward Shifting Pattern w/Relief Rout
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Binding: White
  • Finish: Gloss

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Inlays: Italian Acrylic Dots
  • 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: Tortoise
  • Headstock Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown