Item: TOBE816CE190

Leading the way for Taylor's newly redesigned Grand Symphony body shape, the Builder's Edition 816CE highlights the transformative Taylor design philosophy with lovingly crafted contours, an expansive acoustic tone, and player-focused enhancements. 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 and 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 “Sound Port” cutaway. Crafted to resemble a partial Florentine cutaway, the design keeps the guitar's full back intact while still allowing easy access to the higher 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. Regarding aesthetics, premium enhancements include Taylor's “Silent Satin” finish, figured maple binding with chamfered edges and rosewood edge trim, a maple bound single ring rosette in green abalone, “Windansea” inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl, and ultra-precise Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold.

Serial # 1209011190

  • Lutz Spruce Top
  • V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Single Ring Abalone and Rosewood Purfling Soundhole Rosette
  • Striped West African Ebony Pickguard
  • Andy Powers Signature Label
  • West African Ebony Florentine Style Sound Port Cutaway
  • Pale Non-Figured Maple Binding
  • Pale Non-Figured Maple and Rosewood Stripe Top Purfling
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Silent Satin Finished Body
  • 16 1/4" Lower Bout Width with 4 5/8" Body Depth
  • Tropical Mahogany Satin Finished Standard Carve Neck
  • Pale Non-Figured Maple Fretboard and Headstock Purfling
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • 1 3/4" Width Black Graphite Nut
  • Ebony 15" Radius 20 Fret Fingerboard
  • Mother of Pearl "Windansea" Position Inlays
  • Ebony Headstock Overlay with Mother of Pearl "Windansea" Inlay
  • Mother of Pearl Taylor Logo
  • Gotoh 510 Gold Tuners with a 21:1 Gear Ratio
  • West African Ebony Bridge and Ebony with Abalone Dots Bridge Pins
  • Compensated Micarta Saddle
  • Taylor Expression System 2 (ES-2) Electronics
  • Elixir (16152) Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge String Set
  • Taylor Deluxe Grand Symphony Dark Brown Hard Shell Case
  • Taylor Guitars' Limited Lifetime Warranty

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Builder's Edition 816ce with V-Class Bracing
  • Ce
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • No
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Body Shape
  • Jumbo
On-board Electronics
  • Piezo Pickup
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Color Family
  • Tan
  • Natural
Number of Frets
  • 20

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