The Taylor PS16CE Presentation Grand Symphony Cutaway ES Acoustic Electric Guitar shines through when comparing both sound and comfort of play. The finest sets of cocobolo are paired with premium AA Sitka spruce tops for the best possible combinations of sounds. When beauty is desired and required while maintaining smooth and comfortable play, the contoured ebony armrest is the perfect solution.
An elaborate Nouveau vine fretboard with an elegant headstock torch and bridge inlays accent the guitar and give it a one-of-a-kind look. A cocobolo backstrap, colorful paua edging, Gotoh Gold tuners, and a bone nut and saddle complete the amazing look and give you the desired sound. This Taylor Presentation Grand Symphony Cutaway body style has a Venetian cutaway.
Taylor PS16CE Presentation Grand Symphony Cutaway ES Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
- Grand Symphony body shape which works well for strumming
- AA Solid Sitka Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides for a very balanced tone
- ES electronics for fantastic natural acoustic tone, even when plugged in
- Cocobolo - Tropical wood with a big bold voice
- Cocobolo is fast and responsive with moderate decay, and blends the low end and midrange of the body
- Cocobolo works well with fingerstyle
Taylor ES: Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple: People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. 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. It works like a microphone to produce a natural acoustic sound. The point of an electric acoustic guitar is to amplify the sound so others can hear it, while maintaining the great sound. Previous electric acoustic guitars cannot pick up the pure sound as well as this magnetic system. This system gives you just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls; volume, bass and treble.
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 fingerboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor's acoustic guitars, which allowed us 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.