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Taylor 818e Acoustic Electric Guitar With Case

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Original price $ 3,799.00 - Original price $ 3,799.00
Original price
$ 3,799.00
$ 3,799.00 - $ 3,799.00
Current price $ 3,799.00
SKU 04TAY105

818e

The Grand Orchestra has long stood at the top of the Taylor range of body shapes in terms of size and big, powerful sound. Now, the jumbo-esque shape takes on new life thanks to new revoicings by Andy Powers, launching with this 818e.

Built with solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, the 818e is among the first Grand Orchestra guitars to feature V-Class bracing. Rosewood and spruce interplay here to produce rich low-end warmth, slightly scooped mids, and clear, articulate treble notes, while the new bracing allows rosewood’s natural overtones to bloom and resonate as notes sustain.

The large body shape provides serious headroom and projection for bold strummers, but the new enhancements also make the 818e incredibly soft-touch-sensitive, making it an ideal choice for fingerstyle players and flatpickers as well.

The 818e’s memorable musical character is complemented by a set of luxurious appointments, including maple binding, a single-ring rosette in shell and paua, nickel tuners, Mission inlays in mother-of-pearl and abalone, and a new Antique Blonde top finish treatment that adds a charming glow.

There's no cutaway on this one, to preserve a more traditional look and feel, and includes built-in ES2 electronics to provide clean amplified tone. It also includes a deluxe hardshell case with a Western Floral pattern. 

Specifications

Highlights

Scale Length:  25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
Pickguard: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Body Length: 20 5/8"
Body Width: 16 3/4"
Body Depth: 5"

Body
Binding/Edge Treatment: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Wood: Indian Rosewood
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Sitka Spruce
Armrest Binding: Sitka Spruce
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Material: Paua
Stain/Sunburst: Antique Blond

Neck
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Mission
Heel Cap Binding: Fri Mar 07 2008 00:00:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: Fri Mar 07 2008 00:00:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Peghead
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: Koa
Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Other
Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots
Buttons: Nickel
**The guitar pictured is the one you will receive.