Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 w/Soundport Cutaway

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 w/Soundport Cutaway

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Description & Specs

From Taylor:

Leading the way for our newly redesigned Grand Symphony body shape, the Builder’s Edition 816ce highlights the transformative Taylor design philosophy with lovingly crafted contours, an expansive acoustic tone, and player-focused enhancements. The ultimate playing experience begins with Indian rosewood back and sides paired with a Lutz spruce top, offering all the low-end warmth and sparkle you’d expect from the classic rosewood/spruce combination with additional bloom and resonance added by V-Class bracing. But this Builder’s Edition model truly shines in the details, starting with its most significant innovation: the soundport cutaway. Crafted to resemble a partial Florentine cutaway, the design keeps the guitar’s full back intact while still allowing easy access to the high-register frets. The additional soundhole adds a truly new dimension of acoustic sound, creating a wide-angle sound that would fit as well in a classical orchestra as it would a rock band or a fingerstyle solo act. For aesthetics, we’ve appointed this model with a host of our most player-centric features, including figured maple binding with chamfered edges and rosewood edge trim, a single-ring rosette in green abalone, Windansea inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl, and ultra-precise Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.

Serial #: 1205210043
Weight: 4lbs 14.7oz

Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Pickguard: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Gotoh
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16 1/4"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Rock Maple
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Abalone
Stain/Sunburst: Natural
Wedge: None

Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Windansea
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Binding: West African Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: Maple
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Windansea
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Buttons: Gold
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: Maple/Indian Rosewood

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