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Taylor 816e ES2 Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Guitar wCase

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Product Description

Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816e yields a rich and powerful sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes. Voicing enhancements for 2014 include richer tone with more low-end rumble.

Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Element fingerboard inlay, smoky ebony fingerboard, and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics.

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.

Product Specifications
Taylor 816e ES2 Grand Symphony Acoustic Electric Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25-1/2 inches
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 20 inches
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 16 1/4 inches
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8 inches
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4 inches
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
  • Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Element
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Binding: Maple .080 inches
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Frets: 20
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Binding: Maple
  • Heel Cap Binding: Maple
  • Heel length: 3-1/2 inches
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Binding: Maple
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Abalone
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
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Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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I love the deep tones of this guitar, I love the looks of it, and I love the fact that I love the fact I was able to get one now.
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