From Taylor's 800 Series, the Taylor 816e Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Guitar offers incredible Indian Rosewood back and sides with an incredible Sitka Top and hand-set, curly maple binding to really make this acoustic stand out. Featuring Taylor ES Expression System electronics, the 800 Series Taylors offer an incredible legacy of Taylor craftsmanship.
Taylor 816e Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Sitka Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- ES Expression System Electronics
- 20 Fret, Ebony Fingerboard
- CV Bracing with Relief Rout
- Taylor Gold Tuners
- Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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.
Years of research brought us to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor® mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor® embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.