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918e (2013)
Price: $5,658 US MSRP / Series: 900
918e (2013)

Among our three classes of solid Indian rosewood guitars, the fine detailing of the 900 Series sets it apart with exceptional design sophistication. Appointments include Taylor’s elegant “Cindy” inlay in the fretboard, headstock and bridge, rosewood binding, red purfling accents, and abalone top trim that also borders the fretboard extension. Tonally, Indian rosewood’s high-fidelity voice covers a wide musical range, from a deep, throaty growl to clear, sparkling trebles. The 918e incorporates Taylor’s big-bodied Grand Orchestra shape, and the resulting tonal power and overtones together produce a level of complexity that serves up a dynamic feast for the ears. Our proprietary Expression System® 2 electronics capture that tonal detail for a rich and expressive amplified sound.

Legacy Model

The 918e (2013) is not currently offered as a standard production model. If you would like to inquire about ordering one through Taylor’s Custom program, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Orchestra


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


The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.



The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.


Additional Cost
$3,520 - $7,700
Brazilian rosewood back/sides
Tobacco Sunburst
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
Bone nut/saddle
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons
No Additional Cost
Clear Pickguard
Lefty or lefty strung righty
No strap pin
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)

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In Action

See the 918e (2013) model in Action.
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup
Andy Powers "Inside the Craft of Guitar Making"
Lund Powers "Miss Sunshine" - Taylor Sessions
Taylor Guitar "Grand Orchestra" - Wood Comparison Demo
Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) "Black Water" - NAMM 2013 with Taylor Guitars
NAMM 2013 - "Grand Orchestra"
Andy Powers - "Maaren's Nocturne"
Andy Powers - "Good Old Mountain Dew"
Grand Orchestra - A Legacy of Shape