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Taylor 800 Series Guitars
Behind The Design with Andy Powers and Dave Hosler
Taylor guitars are driven by constant innovation. Each and every model that leaves the factory is a part of a long tradition of hard work, research, and constant scrutiny. Always improving their models, Taylor holds no design sacred. One of this year's most exciting refinements is the
completely redesigned 800 series of Taylor acoustic guitars.
Andy Powers on the New Taylor 800 Series
When you pick up a Taylor and experience the incredible tone, beautiful finish and amazingly comfortable neck, you're experiencing the work of the great luthier Andy Powers.

Andy Powers joined Taylor Guitars a few years ago as head luthier, and he has been tasked with making Taylors the best guitars in the world. Working tirelessly from his private workshop, Andy creates guitars the old-fashioned way -- with his head, heart and hands.

Learn what goes into a Taylor 800 series guitar, from the man himself.

Body Shapes
Andy Powers takes you on a sonic journey through the Taylor 800 Series. See and hear the differences between the five Taylor body shapes,
and learn about the incredible innovation that went into the 800 Series overhaul.
Grand Concert Body Shape Review
Grand Concert Body Shape Review

The Taylor 800 Series' re-voicing adds midrange warmth to the small-bodied Grand Concert design, resulting in a fuller, more balanced tone.

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Grand Auditorium Body Shape Review
Grand Auditorium Body Shape Review

In the 800 Series, Taylor's Grand Auditorium gets a sonic facelift with added warmth, a more mature midrange, and a looser, more luxurious low end.

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Grand Symphony Body Shape Review
Grand Symphony Body Shape Review

The Taylor 800 Series Grand Symphony soars to new sonic heights with a more pronounced low end, stronger midrange and tighter, more articulate highs.

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Dreadnought Body Shape Review
Dreadnought Body Shape Review

The 800 Series Dreadnought's updated voicing can handle harder strumming patterns, without breaking up too quickly or sounding overly boxy.

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Grand Orchestra Body Shape Review
Grand Orchestra Body Shape Review

Already a sonic behemoth, the re-voiced 800 Series Grand Orchestra adds an extended low end, piano-like highs and a clear, articulate midrange.

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Electronics
Dave Hosler explores what makes the new ES-2 Expression System Taylor's greatest acoustic pickup yet. Dave shares his perspective on what
an acoustic guitar pickup should and shouldn't do, and how he transparently amplifies the acoustic sound of the 800 Series.
Taylor Guitars' Dave Hosler on the ES2 Pickup System
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors.

Learn how this innovative pickup system came to be, with the mad scientist behind the ES2.

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