If you like a big, complex acoustic voice, a rosewood/spruce Grand Orchestra is your new best friend. The 718e rocks a refined vintage look, thanks to its sunburst top, ivoroid binding and rosette, and timeless Heritage Diamond fingerboard inlays. The tonal depth and richness alone are impressive for a big-body acoustic, but the balance and responsiveness, thanks in part to its hybrid bracing scheme, really set it apart. The model comes stage-ready with Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup.
Expression System 2 (ES2)
The Taylor ES2 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.