Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes. As part of Taylor’s 800 Series revoicing package for 2014, the GS will sound even richer with more low-end rumble. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Body Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Cutaway: Single Cutaway Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Grand Symphony Bracing with Relief Rout Body finish: Gloss 3.5 Top, Back and Sides Orientation: Right-Handed Neck Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm) Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany Scale len
The essence of the Taylor playing experience lives within the rosewood/spruce 800 Series
With the debut of its comprehensive redesign in 2014, master guitar designer Andy Powers took what was already Taylor’s flagship guitar series and deployed an array of voicing enhancements, ranging from customized bracing and wood thicknesses for each body style to the use of protein glues and ultra-thin finish, to bring out another level of musicality
Together, these refinements deliver much more than the sum of their parts
For everyone from pros to hobbyists, they make the playing experience more expressive, inspiring and fun