Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra Sitka/Rosewood Antique Blonde ES2

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra Sitka/Rosewood Antique Blonde ES2

Brand New
Serial #1204263137
5lbs 1oz
  • £3,282.00

Description & Specs

Taylor 818e Grand Orchestra
Offering the deep rumble and rich sustain of a traditional jumbo, but with a wider waist to unleash a versatile, yet powerful sound, Taylor’s 818e Grand Orchestra sport refined aesthetics, alongside the brand’s hallmark feel and articulate response. Boasting ample tonal control and responsiveness provided by Taylor’s onboard ES2 electronics, all 800 series guitars pair top-tier craftsmanship with time-honored tonewoods to produce a bold, contemporary voice.

800 Series
Taylor’s 800 series starts with a time-honored pairing of all-star tonewoods combined with top-tier craftsmanship to boast refined aesthetic touches, plus transformative design features that dial up the volume and sustain. The Indian rosewood back and sides married with a Sitka spruce top give 800 series instruments ample sonic versatility, with a rich harmonic texture and ringing overtones, resulting in unmatched clarity and balance to produce a distinctively bold, contemporary acoustic guitar voice.

Grand Orchestra
The Grand Orchestra is Taylor’s biggest, deepest body shape, designed to represent the latest evolution of the Taylor “Jumbo” style. Featuring a wider waist than typical jumbos, Grand Orchestra models harness V-Class voicing architecture to unleash a powerful sound—projecting a deep rumble and rich sustain, while also boasting heightened touch sensitivity for wide dynamic range and increased versatility.

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Concert features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment, resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy.

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.


Series: Taylor 800 Series
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Serial Number: 1204263137
Product Color: Antique Blonde
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: .013-.056, E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)


Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
Body Material: Indian Rosewood
Body Finish: Gloss
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Material: Spruce
Bracing Pattern: V-Class
Body Binding: Pale Hard Rock Maple
Rosette: Paua Single Ring, Bound Sound Hole
Purfling: Black/Hawaiian Koa/On-Edge Grained Ivoroid


Neck Material: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: Standard Carve
Fingerboard Material: West African Crelicam Ebony
Headstock Veneer: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut Material: TUSQ
Nut Width: 1.75"
Fingerboard Radius: 15"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Number of Frets: 20 Frets
Neck Joint: Taylor Neck, Bolt-On
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Mission
Inlay Shape: Humps/Alamos
Side Marker Inlay: Silver
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Mother of Pearl Taylor Logo with Mission Inlay
Neck Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony


Acoustic Electronics: ES2
Controls and Switching: Volume, Bass, Treble


Hardware Color: Nickel
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel with Nickel Buttons

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