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516ce (2016)

Price: Discontinued / Series: 500
516ce (2016)

Mahogany’s meaty midrange and fundamental focus take on another level of boldness and depth, especially in the lower midrange, with the spruce-top Grand Symphony 516ce. The use of Lutz spruce, a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce that resembles Adirondack spruce in its tonal output, bolsters the sonic horsepower, especially in tandem with Taylor’s Performance bracing, which is optimized for each body shape to bring out more volume and richness. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. Other playing features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp. 

Legacy Model

The 516ce (2016) is not currently offered as a standard production model. There may be an authorized Taylor dealer with this instrument in stock. If you would like to inquire about the availability of this guitar, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony

Shapes

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

Lutz Spruce

Top Woods

This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.

Tropical Mahogany

Body Woods

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways

The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.

Options

Additional Cost
$100
Sitka spruce top
$200
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$150
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$300
High Performance (HP) Package
$300
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back

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