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Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
Taylor 818e
$3,499.00

Taylor 818e

818e

The Grand Orchestra has long stood at the top of the Taylor range of body shapes in terms of size and big, powerful sound. Now, the jumbo-esque shape takes on new life thanks to new revoicings by Andy Powers, launching with this 818e. Built with solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, the 818e is among the first Grand Orchestra guitars to feature V-Class bracing. Rosewood and spruce interplay here to produce rich low-end warmth, slightly scooped mids, and clear, articulate treble notes, while the new bracing allows rosewood’s natural overtones to bloom and resonate as notes sustain. The large body shape provides serious headroom and projection for bold strummers, but the new enhancements also make the 818e incredibly soft-touch-sensitive, making it an ideal choice for fingerstyle players and flatpickers as well. The 818e’s memorable musical character is complemented by a set of luxurious appointments, including maple binding, a single-ring rosette in shell and paua, nickel tuners, Mission inlays in mother-of-pearl and abalone, and a new Antique Blonde top finish treatment that adds a charming glow. It ships without a cutaway to preserve a more traditional look and feel, and includes built-in ES2 electronics to provide clean amplified tone. It also includes a deluxe hardshell case with a Western Floral pattern.

 

Highlights
Scale Length
25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle
Tusq
Bracing
V-Class
Truss Rod Cover
Pickguard
Rosewood
Number of Frets
20
Tuners
Taylor Nickel
Case
Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Brand of Strings
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length
20 5/8"
Body Width
16 3/4"
Body Depth
5"
Body
Binding/Edge Treatment
Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish
Gloss
Back Config
2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish
None
Rosette Size
None
Bridge Inlay
None
Back/Side Finish
Gloss
Armrest Binding
None
Backstrap Wood
None
Rosette Mat.
None
Stain/Sunburst
Antique Blond
Wedge
None
Armrest
no
Neck
Neck Width
1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay
Mission
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment
Heel Cap Binding
None
Type of Neck Joint
Scarf
Neck/Heel
Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood
Ebony
Neck Finish
Gloss
Heel Length
3-1/2"
Peghead
Peghead Finish
Gloss
Peghead Binding
Peghead Type
Standard
Peghead Purfling
Koa
Headstock Overlay
Indian Rosewood
Peghead Inlay
None
Peghead Logo
Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other
Bridge Pins
West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots
Buttons
None
Fingerboard Ext
None
Edge Trim
None
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