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Taylor 816ce Builders Edition Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic, V-Class

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Introducing the Taylor 816ce Builders Edition, this incredible Grand Symphony celebrates the debut of the redesigned shape with an array of premium performance features that position our Builder’s Edition collection in a class all its own.

It starts with Indian rosewood back and sides and a Lutz spruce top, which boasts an incredibly dynamic response. Refined craftsmanship touches include chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and our Curve Wing bridge. Other premium appointments include new mother-of-pearl Windansea fretboard/ peghead inlays, maple binding, rosewood top purfling, Silent Satin finish, Gold Gotoh 510 tuners (21:1 gear ratio), and ES2 electronics. The soundport cutaway features West African ebony sourced from Taylor's Crelicam mill in Cameroon. The guitar ships with a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Taylor design architect Andy Powers has redesigned Taylor's Grand Symphony to give it a dramatic new sonic personality. Now powered by V-Class bracing, the reimagined body style also incorporates a soundport cutaway. Together, the design features leverage the air capacity of the body in a new way to create an airier, more high-fidelity, symphonic sound worthy of the body style’s name. The way the sound radiates creates a more immersive, reverb-like effect with remarkable sustain. Notes continue to bloom as they sustain out.

Other unique design details include a shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length and light-gauge (.012-.053) strings. This creates an inviting handfeel and responds to strumming with a rich, piano-like voice. And thanks to the V-Class design, the GS is also responsive to a lighter touch.

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