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716ce
Price: $3,299 USD / Series: 700
716ce

The bold and balanced voice of the rosewood/spruce cutaway Grand Symphony 716ce delivers a blend of powerful bass, meaty midrange, and equally thick trebles. A Lutz spruce top paired with updated Performance bracing bolster the all-around sound, yielding a strong fundamental focus to balance rosewood’s natural bell-like overtone sparkle. Players with a dynamic picking or strumming attack will love the responsiveness to both a light and heavy touch. Wood-rich details include Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-inspired rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, with a “weathered brown” pickguard that complements the earthy Americana appeal of the aesthetic. Taylor’s proprietary ES2 pickup and preamp serve up natural-sounding amplified acoustic tone.

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.

Indian Rosewood

Body Woods

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

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

Florentine Cutaway

Cutaways

A Florentine cutaway comes to a sharp point, creating a horn-like shape. It is more complex and labor-intensive than the Venetian, and is commonly used with our Grand Orchestra body style and, more recently, on Grand Symphony models in our 500 Series models and up.

Options

Additional Cost
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$100
Sitka Spruce Top
$100
Cedar top (except GO & 12-strings)
$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
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
No Additional Cost
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
Long Scale Package: 25-1/2” scale length, 1-11/16” nut width, standard neck profile, solid peghead (Dreadnought models only)
3-piece back
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)

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