Rosewood and Lutz spruce, V-Class bracing, a soundport cutaway, light-gauge strings, and other design details unleash a uniquely expansive voice with an airy, orchestral flavor.
Builder’s Edition 816ce - Special Features
A partial cutaway houses an innovative off-axis soundport. Together with V-Class bracing, the soundport’s unique acoustic dispersion pattern creates a more immersive, surround-sound musical experience.
Using next-level craftsmanship, we’ve chamfered the body and fretboard edges to give the guitar a more inviting feel for both picking and fretting.
The 21:1 gear ratio of these premium tuning machines delivers ultra-precise tuning control, which means every note will be right on pitch—especially together with the intonation accuracy of V-Class bracing.
Designed to minimize the sound of the player’s movement against the guitar body, our Silent Satin finish comes in handy for recording sessions. It also feels smooth to the touch and lends an appealing organic aesthetic quality to the body.
A reshaped West African ebony bridge updates the elegant Taylor bridge with contoured edges that soften the feel against your picking hand.
Our revolutionary new sonic engine powers each Builder’s Edition guitar, reshaping the sound to produce more volume and sustain, with notes that are more in tune from top to bottom.
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The Builder’s Edition Collection
Each guitar in the Builder’s Edition family represents the peak of Taylor’s design philosophy: comfortable, inviting guitars with rich, robust tone and stunning aesthetics.