Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes. As part of Taylor’s 800 Series revoicing package for 2014, the GS will sound even richer with more low-end rumble. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Florentine cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
"Overall, the Taylor 816ce is a very cool guitar. Its powerful sound, along with Taylor’s legendary playability and Expression System 2 electronics, will undoubtedly please a wide variety of players."
- Peghead Nation, November 2017
Shape: Grand Symphony
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Wood: Indian Rosewood
Cutaway: Florentine Cutaway
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16 1/4"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Abalone
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Element
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Heel Cap Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Abalone Dots
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
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