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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
$12
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$120
Bone nut/saddle
$200
Florentine cutaway (Acoustic/Electric CE models except GO shape only)
$200
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome (except 12-fret)
No Additional Cost
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)

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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