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Taylor Guitars 816ce Builder's Edition Acoustic-Electric with V-Class Bracing

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816CE B.E.

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V-Class bracing forms the backbone of this new Grand Symphony, which is detailed with stunning new inlays and player-friendly contours.

The ultimate playing experience begins with Indian rosewood back and sides paired with a Lutz spruce top, offering all the low-end warmth and sparkle you'd expect from the classic rosewood/spruce combination with additional bloom and resonance added by V-Class bracing. But this Builder's Edition model truly shines in the details, starting with its most significant innovation: the soundport cutaway. Crafted to resemble a partial Florentine cutaway, the design keeps the guitar's full back intact while still allowing easy access to the high-register frets. The additional soundhole adds a truly new dimension of acoustic sound, creating a wide-angle sound that would fit as well in a classical orchestra as it would a rock band or a fingerstyle solo act. Aesthetic features include figured maple binding with chamfered edges and rosewood edge trim, a single-ring rosette in green abalone, Windansea inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl, and ultra-precise Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.


Sounport Cutaway - A partial cutaway houses an innovative off-axis soundport. Together with V-Class bracing, the soundport's unique acoustic dispersion pattern creates a more immersive, surround-sound musical experience.

Rolled Edges - Using next-level craftsmanship, the body and fretboard edges are chamfered to give the guitar a more inviting feel for both picking and fretting.

Gotoh 510 Tuners - The 21:1 gear ratio of these premium tuning machines delivers ultra-precise tuning control, which means every note will be right on pitch - especially together with the intonation accuracy of V-Class bracing.

Body Shape: Grand Symphony
Bracing: V-Class
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Body: Solid Lutz Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back/sides
Body Finish: Silent Satin
Neck: Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Frets: 20
Fingerboard: Ebony with Windansea inlay
Pickguard: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut/Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuners: Gotoh
Electronics: Expression System[reg] 2
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown case
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Builder's Edition 816ce | Peter Sprague