The Taylor 816ce LTD 2012 Spring Limited Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar
is a visually and sonically stunning instrument with unmatched Taylor craftsmanship. The Grand Symphony body shape with a Sitka Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides brings out full bodied tone with piano-like bass, meaty midrange and open highs. The Taylor 816ce LTD 2012 Spring limited edition guitar provides an exceptional playing experience that will please any strummer.
Taylor 816ce LTD 2012 Spring Limited Edition Guitar Features
- Cocobolo back and sides for great volume and a deep low end that’s balanced by an overall brightness
- Sitka Spruce top projects with great clarity and resonance
- Grand Symphony shape delivers Taylor’s boldest, richest acoustic voice
- Taylor Expression System produces a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound
- Curly Maple binding gives a luxurious look
Few woods can match cocobolo’s assertive visual beauty, expressed through bold, fiery hues and dramatic variegation. Tonally, cocobolo is known for its volume and a deep low end that’s balanced by an overall brightness, making it a favorite among players. Normally used for our Presentation Series and Build to Order guitars, this spring Taylor has paired cocobolo with their premium 800 Series appointments to bring you the 816ce LTD acoustic electric guitar.
Grand Symphony Shape
The Grand Symphony shape delivers 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. 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.
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why we spent several years developing our own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.
Taylor Expression System
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.