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818e
Price: $4,238 US MSRP / Series: 800
818e

Taylor’s Grand Orchestra has proven that a big-bodied guitar can also be responsive and versatile. The 818e showcases rosewood’s rich tonal dimensions in a bold and complex package made even more dynamic with voicing refinements for 2014. For solo performers or scaled down acoustic acts whose guitars do the work of a backing band, the 818e 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, smoky ebony fretboard, and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. 

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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.

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

See the 818e model in Action.
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 "Glue"
New 800 Series "Wood Thickness"
New 800 Series "Bracing"
The Next 40 Years - Bob Taylor