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Builder's Edition 816ce
6-String | Lutz Spruce Top | Indian Rosewood Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown 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.
- Builder's Edition guitar loaded with comfort features
- Redesigned Grand Symphony body for big, bold voice
- Solid Indian rosewood & spruce produces depth and clarity
- Soundport cutaway for immersive, symphonic response
- Includes ES2 pickup and deluxe hardshell case
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The first guitar to feature our updated Grand Symphony body shape, the Builder's Edition 816ce introduces a fresh sound and style to the Taylor line. Made with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, a Lutz spruce top, and V-Class bracing, this acoustic-electric boasts a soundport cutaway, which leaves the back of the guitar intact for maximum resonance while allowing sound to disperse in an immersive, wide-angle way. The result is a surround-sound experience characterized by warm, sparkling tone that balances clarity and power, one that performs as well in solo settings as it does in larger groups. Finished off with chamfered edges and built-in ES2 electronics, the Builder's Edition 816ce serves up a truly unique musical experience.
This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.
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 24-7/8"
Bracing V-Class Bracing
Pickguard West African Crelicam Ebony
Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Width 16 1/4"
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length 20"
Body Depth 4 5/8"