One of the best guitars I've ever played, including $10,000+ customs.
By: Mike Gattus from Baltimore, MD, USA, Mikegattus@yahoo.com
Your general opinion of this product.
The 800 series is a huge sweet spot in the Taylor product line. I compared the 814 and 816 and spent literally five hours playing both and listening to others play them. The 816 has the same treble snap and midrange warmth of the 814, perhaps even a bit warmer, with amazing bottom end. It's comparable to similarly priced Martin dreads, in my opinion, but you get the amazingly smooth cutaway for more comfortable playing and easy access to all of the frets instead of having to do finger gymnastics to get past 14. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase decision.