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Taylor Custom Grand Symphony 8-String Baritone C26ce Koa - Catch Event # 24 - with Case

SKU 04TAY167
by Taylor
Original price $ 3,999.00 - Original price $ 3,999.00
Original price
$ 3,999.00
$ 3,999.00 - $ 3,999.00
Current price $ 3,999.00


At this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, Taylor put on an unforgettable dealer event on the rooftop of a hotel, showing a set of extremely limited and special guitars, known as the Catch Event.  Here, dozens of one-of-a-kind Taylor guitars were displayed.  We had the opportunity to participate and were fortunate to score a few guitars - this is one of them.

Truetone is proud to present this Taylor Custom Grand Symphony 8-String Baritone.  An amazing example of what the expert luthiers at Taylor can do, this guitar has solid Hawaiian Koa top, back & sides, creating a visual masterpiece. It's further enhanced by the stunning binding and rosette, featuring Rosewood and Paua.  Additionally, it's adorned with Mother-of-Pearl Fountain inlays on the fretboard and headstock.  The stained Maple pickguard is a really nice touch too.  Be sure to zoom in on the photos to see the exquisiteness and intricacy of this carefully handcrafted work.

This is an 8-string baritone with a totally distinctive voice.  It blends koa's clarity and warmth with a high-fidelity, surround-sound experience.  It has a room-filling sound worthy of the Grand Symphony body shape, with a response full of power, sustain and a harmonious sound between notes throughout the tonal spectrum. Koa's gorgeous visual character is accented with a perfectly done matte finish, something that Taylor does better than anyone.

The Neo-tropical Mahogany neck has Taylor's Standard Carve neck profile, and is topped with a West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard, with matching binding.  The extended scale (27") will feel familiar to baritone players, and is also comfortable for those that aren't used to it.  It's incredibly smooth and easy to play, just as you'd expect from a Taylor like this.  The Florentine cutaway provides easy access - and of course looks super cool too.

The C26ce is equipped with ES2 electronics (with Taylor Sense), for the best, "truest" tone possible when plugged in.  Other features include polished bronze tuners/buttons, West African Crelicam Ebony bridge pins, and a deluxe hardshell case.

Obviously this is a special guitar - a 8-string baritone like this is a unique find for sure.  We are excited to have it.  Come to Truetone Music to experience it today, or order right here for it to be expertly packed and safely shipped to your home.
  • Serial # 1205053136
  • Weight: 4.60 lbs
  • Product Specifications - C26ce B3024 
  • Part # M028204217306991000-23C24


Number of Strings: 8 String
Orientation: Right Handed 
Body Shape: Grand Symphony
Bracing System: X-Bracing 
Cutaway: Florentine
Color: Natural 
Electronics: Expression System 2 with TaylorSense
Case / Bag: Brown Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
Top: Hawaiian Koa
Back / Side: Hawaiian Koa
Rosette: Indian Rosewood / Paua Single Ring, Bound Sound Hole
Back Configuration: 2-Piece, or 4-Piece Simons Wedge
Body Binding: Indian Rosewood
Top Finish: Matte
Back / Side: Finish Matte
Neck Wood: Neo-tropical Mahogany
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Neck Profile: Standard Carve
Scale Length: 27"
Peghead Type: Paddle
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Veneer Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Fountain
Peghead Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Fountain
Fretboard Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish: Matte
Peghead Finish: Matte
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut & Saddle: Black TUSQ Nut, White Micarta Saddle
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Baritone 8-String Set (.012 - .070)
Pick Guard: Stained Maple
Tuners: Taylor Polished Bronze with Polished Bronze Buttons
End Pin: Black