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Sitka Spruce Top | Indian Rosewood Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral Case
Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.
Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)
Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.
- Grand Orchestra body for powerful, touch sensitivity
- All-solid Indian rosewood body, Sitka spruce top
- Warm tone with lush overtones and crisp trebles
- V-Class bracing adds volume and longer sustain
- Includes ES2 electronics and hardshell case
The first Grand Orchestra guitar to be built with V-Class bracing, the 818e showcases the power and resonance of a jumbo-style body alongside surprising soft-touch sensitivity and articulation. Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce deliver their distinctive combination of warm lows, pristine trebles and lush, blooming overtones, leaving a slight scoop in the midrange that's perfect for playing with other instruments or vocals. With an Antique Blonde top finish treatment, Mission inlays in mother-of-pearl and abalone, and a paua shell single-ring rosette, the 818e sports a vibrant aesthetic that sets it apart from its 800 Series counterparts. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case with a Western Floral pattern.
Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns.
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Bracing V-Class Bracing
Tuners Taylor Nickel
Strings Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Width 16 3/4"
Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Body Length 20 5/8"
Body Depth 5"