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818ce

Taylor’s Grand Orchestra has proven that a big-bodied guitar can also be responsive and versatile. The cutaway 818ce showcases rosewood’s rich tonal dimensions in a bold and complex package made even more dynamic with voicing refinements. For solo performers or scaled down acoustic acts whose guitars do the work of a backing band, the 818ce offers a multi-dimensional stage partner. High-end aesthetic details include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, rosewood pickguard, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay, and a smoky ebony fretboard. A beautiful hand-crafted Florentine cutaway gives players more treble-side fretboard access, while our Expression System 2 acoustic electronics project natural-sounding amplified tone.

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.

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
$500
Adirondack Spruce Top
$6,000
Brazilian rosewood back/sides
$300
Tobacco Sunburst
$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
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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