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Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Crafted of Sitka spruce and African ovangkol, Taylor's 416ce Grand Symphony guitar has a big, bold sound that's reinforced by Expression System electronics. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Grand Symphony body shape Robust, strong bass balanced by clear articulation
Ovangkol back and sides Wide and full midrange; smooth lows and highs
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Taylor Expression System pickups Innovative multiple pickup system on-board

Ovangkol Meets Sitka Spruce in a World-Class Guitar!

The Taylor 416ce acoustic-electric guitar is a truly elegant instrument, marrying West African ovangkol with North American Sitka spruce tonewoods in Taylor's unique Grand Symphony body shape. It is distinguished with a Venetian-style cutaway offering access up through the 17th fret, and pre-installed Taylor Expression System electronics. The Taylor 416ce is as easy on the eyes as the rest of Taylor's guitars, while its voice is rich and distinctive with a complex tonal character all its own. The guitar's thick Grand Symphony body projects a sound that is unique and full, with lots of throw.

Ovangkol Sides for a Distinctive Sound

The use of tropical West African ovangkol wood in 416ce's back and sides reflects Taylor's commitment to exploring new woods and tones in guitar design. As a side and back material, ovangkol yields a sound that is most similar to Indian rosewood. Its distinctive midrange sparkle, however, gives it a character all its own. It leads to a guitar with a broader tonal spectrum, with particularly crisp treble notes and slightly more midrange than most other acoustics. The light finish on the guitar's Sitka spruce top reveals the subtle beauty in the grain of this North American tonewood. The Taylor 416ce's white binding and progressive dot fretboard inlays complete the unique character of this particular model.

An Entire Symphony in a Single Guitar

The Taylor Grand Symphony body shape was specially designed from the ground up to deliver more voice than the Grand Auditorium design that inspired it. Its dimensions are only slightly greater than the GA, but by placing these expansions in the right places, Taylor has created an instrument that has even more throw and punch than you'd expect. The highs and mids sparkle while the low end remains unbelievably pronounced and defined.

A Revolutionary Acoustic-Electric System

The Expression System that comes pre-installed on the Taylor 416ce reflects another one of Taylor's great innovations. In collaboration with the legendary audio engineer Rupert Neve, Taylor was able to create an internal preamp capable of reproducing the Taylor Guitar's incredible natural sound -- but without adding the noise or coloration created by most drop-in pickup systems. They did so with a hybrid system that functions more like a series of tiny microphones would, by inserting multiple body sensors into critical points inside the guitar. These sensors work together to deliver a complete and accurate acoustic image. The ES's brilliance is completed with an audiophile-grade Class A preamp with 2-way Bass/Treble EQ and balanced line output. This makes an excellent way to work with your guitar in the studio. It is powered with a 9-volt battery.

Features:

- Taylor Grand Symphony body design
- Venetian cutaway
- Pre-installed Taylor Expression System electronics
- Ovangkol back and sides
- Sitka spruce top
- 3-ring abalone soundhole rosette
- Mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard
- Mother-of-pearl diamond fretboard inlay
- White binding
- Ebony bridge
- Tusq nut and saddle
- Chrome-plated Taylor tuning machines

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars products.
- Style: Grand Symphony with Venetian cutaway
- Back & sides: Solid Ovangkol
- Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Finish: Gloss top with satin back and sides
- Soundhole rosette: 3-ring abalone
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard inlay: Progressive Pearloid Dot FB
- Binding: Maple
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & saddle: Tusq
- Tuning machines: Chrome-plated Taylor tuners
- Truss rod: Adjustable
- Bracing: Standard II (forward shifted pattern with relief rout)
- Electronics: Taylor Expression System (ES)
- Strings: Elixir medium-gauge strings with Nanoweb coating

Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 416ce
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

In the Taylor 416ce Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar players continue to discover solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. White binding applies a crisp counterpoint against the gloss top and mottled brown hues of ovangkol, while the Expression System wires these guitars for high-fidelity amplified acoustic sound.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "416 PE grand Symphony guitar"
Sound: each Taylor guitar that's made has its own individually sounds that it makes outstanding tones and bass and treble comes from this guitar Feature: I love the way you can plug in the jack in the back and it actually shuts the amplifier off inside guitar each time you unplug. Ease of Use: this guitar does not need any help to get great sound it is awesome but I did buy a ticket are amplifier to enhance the sound Quality: this guitar was made with high quality products and I'm sure that'll last me a lifetime and pass it on down to my children Value: this guitar has been compared to many others for the money the guitar is outstandingvery worth the price I paid for it Manufacturer Support: I've talked to Taylor manufacturer: many times and always got straight up answers and helpful instructions on taking care of my guitar The Wow Factor: this guitar has the most beautiful grain poppin from the sides and the back the spruce top is high gloss is a very beautiful guitar without this guitar I don't think I would sound as good as I do.although I'm just a country boy music is my life and without a Taylor guitar just doesn't sound the same Overall: I purchased this guitar this year and it is outstanding sound and performance I've never had a guitar and I'd love to play outstanding sounds
Style of Music: rock country.blues
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