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616ce First Edition
Price: Discontinued / Series: 600
616ce First Edition

The husky low-end horsepower that makes the Grand Symphony a potent strummer pairs well with the fresh voicing refinements of the maple 600 Series. With maple’s tonal potential fully unlocked to reveal a richer, warmer and more complex voice, this Grand Symphony becomes even more dynamic. Among the sonic upgrades to the 600s are a maple-specific back bracing profile and torrefied Sitka spruce tops, which together produce a played-in tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Other tone-enhancing touches include the use of protein glues and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include new ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. Exclusive First Edition features include Adirondack spruce braces, an additional headstock inlay, a First Edition guitar label, and a commemorative First Edition nameplate on the deluxe hardshell case.

Legacy Model

The 616ce First Edition 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.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Maple

Body Woods

Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness

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
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$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
Pickguard Options (clear,none)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
No strap pin

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In Action

See the 616ce First Edition model in Action.
616ce "Demo" - 2015
Taylor Guitars "New 600 Series" - Torrefied Spruce Top
Taylor Guitars "New 600 Series" - Maples Revival
Taylor Guitars "New 600 Series" - Color and Finish
Taylor Guitars "New 600 Series" - Bracing
Taylor Guitars "New 600 Series" - Aesthetics