Taylor 816ce Builders Edition V-Class Grand Symphony w/Hardshell Case


Taylor 816ce Builders Edition V-Class Grand Symphony w/Hardshell Case

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Builder's Edition 816ce

The Builder’s Edition 816ce marks the return of Taylor’s Grand Symphony body shape. Redesigned by master builder Andy Powers, this expansive acoustic guitar body shape has been upgraded with an innovative soundport cutaway, seated neatly in the cradle of the quasi-Florentine cutaway. Adding an additional soundhole creates extra lung capacity, while introducing the soundport at an angle to the top changes how sound propagates through the air, creating an almost surround-sound musical voice. With its shorter scale length of 24-7/8’’ and light-gauge strings, players can expect a slinkier feel that makes long playing sessions easier and more fun. This model is built with the superstar tonewood combination of Indian rosewood back and sides with a solid Lutz spruce top, elevated with greater volume and sustain by V-Class bracing. With built-in ES2 electronics and a hardshell case, it's a guitar for a new era in the acoustic world.


  • 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

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