Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes. As part of Taylor’s 800 Series revoicing package for 2014, the GS will sound even richer with more low-end rumble. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Rosewood 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: Maple Top Finish: Gloss 3.5 Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: None Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5 Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: None Rosette Mat.: Abalone Stain/Sunburst: None Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Element Fretboard Binding: Maple Heel Cap Binding: Maple Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead: Peghead Finish: Gloss Peghead Binding: Maple Peghead Type: Standard Peghead Purfling: None Headstock Overlay: Ebony Peghead Inlay: None Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl