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Acoustic 800 Builder's Edition 816ce

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

Series: 800 UPC: #00887766105749
$ 3,999USD
Responsibly Sourced Materials

Taylor is committed to ethical sourcing and the ongoing pursuit of greater sustainable practices.

Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.

Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)

Factory Expert Service & Support

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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Overview

Builder's Edition 816ce

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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.

Features

Grand Symphony

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

Indian Rosewood

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

Lutz Spruce

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.

V-Class Bracing

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. 

Specifications

Highlights

  • Scale Length 24-7/8"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Tuners Gotoh
  • 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"

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