Mahogany’s meaty midrange and fundamental focus take on another level of boldness and depth, especially in the lower midrange, with the spruce-top Grand Symphony 516ce. The use of Lutz spruce, a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce that resembles Adirondack spruce in its tonal output, bolsters the sonic horsepower, especially in tandem with Taylor’s Performance bracing, which is optimized for each body shape to bring out more volume and richness. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. Other playing features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Tortoise Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Nickel Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16 1/4" Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body: Binding: Tortoise Top Finish: Gloss Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: None Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: None Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Century Fretboard Binding: Ebony Heel Cap Binding: Ebony Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"