Taylor 816ce Builder's Edition V-Class Grand Symphony w/Hardshell Case
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The Builder’s Edition 816ce marks the return of Taylor’s Grand Symphony body shape. It has been redesigned by masterbuilder Andy Powers and fitted with a soundport cutaway on the treble-side. Adding an additional soundhole creates extra lung capacity. The soundport being a different size alters the resonant frequencies and broadens the guitar’s response, creating an airy orchestral tone with notes that change colour as they ring. With its shorter scale length of 24-7/8’’ and the slinkier strings expect an improved playability.
The 816ce is part of the Builder’s Edition series, which means it is equipped with every feature to improve the guitar’s sound, esthetics and playability. It has chamfered body and fretboard edges and a curved wing bridge for a smoother feel. The silent satin finish ensures that incidental noise from friction between your arm and the body will be reduced. Ideal when you are recording.
- Scale Length 24-7/8"
- Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bracing V-Class
- Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
- Pickguard West African Crelicam Ebony
- Number of Frets 20
- Tuners Gotoh
- Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length 20"
- Body Width 16 1/4"
- Body Depth 4 5/8"
- Back/Sides Indian Rosewood
- Top Lutz Spruce
- 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
- Armrest no
- Neck Width 1-3/4"
- Fretboard Inlay Windansea
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
- Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint Scarf
- Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
- Neck Finish Satin
- Heel Length 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish Satin
- Peghead Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
- Peghead Type Standard
- Peghead Purfling Maple
- Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
- Peghead Inlay Windansea
- Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
- Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
- Buttons Gold
- Fingerboard Ext None
- Edge Trim Maple/Indian Rosewood