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618e First Edition
Price: Discontinued / Series: 600
618e First Edition

The voicing refinements brought to the maple 600 Series come alive in especially dramatic fashion on our voluptuous Grand Orchestra model, as its already impressive blend of power and sonic detail is embellished further. Between maple-specific back bracing and torrefied (specially roasted) Sitka spruce tops, straight out of the case players will experience an aged tonal character with greater responsiveness and sustain, along with a piano-like level of richness and complexity. Other sound-enhancing details include the use of protein glues and Taylor’s 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 618e 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 Orchestra

Shapes

Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.

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.

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic 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 618e First Edition model in Action.
618ce Grand Orchestra Taylor Acoustic Guitar Demo Video - 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
Phil Brown "Love Generator" - NAMM 2013