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816
Price: $3,838 US MSRP / Series: 800
816

Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816 yields a rich and powerful sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes. Voicing enhancements for 2014 include richer tone with more low-end rumble. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Element fretboard inlay, and smoky ebony fretboard.

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.

Indian Rosewood

Body Woods

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

No Electronics

Electronics

Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, we’ve got you covered.

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

Options

Additional Cost
$3,520 - $7,700
Brazilian rosewood back/sides
$600
Adirondack Spruce Top
$200
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$200
Florentine cutaway (Substitute for Venetian)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$400
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Ebony Bridge pins
Pickguard Options (clear,none)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
No strap pin

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In Action

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Taylor's New 800 Series Acoustic Guitar "Rebirth" Video
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup
New 800 Series "Strings"
New 800 Series "Aesthetics"
New 800 Series "The Expression System® 2"
New 800 Series "Finish"
New 800 Series "Wood Thickness"
New 800 Series "Bracing"
The Next 40 Years - Bob Taylor