With Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top and premium electronics, the Taylor 716CE Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Guitar is the ultimate strummer acoustic! Sitka Spruce accommodates fairly aggressive playing while Indian Rosewood adds piano-like bass response and tonal depth.
Taylor 716CE Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides for a full, lush tone
- Grand Symphony shape for a bold, rich acoustic voice
- Expression System gives high quality electrified tone with simple controls
- Forward Shifted Pattern bracing with Relief Rout
- Comfortable Tropical Mahogany neck
The Grand Symphony shape of the Taylor 716CE acoustic electric is Taylor’s boldest, richest acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain of the 716CE.
Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the Taylor 716CE is a worthy choice.
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.
The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls - volume, bass and treble.