Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Builder's Edition models capture the essence of Taylor while adding modern upgrades. The 816ce's Soundport Venetian cutaway creates a distinctive sound.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Lutz spruce top Robust tone, good for heavy strummers
Indian rosewood back and sides Articulate mids, big lows and smooth highs
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes

The Builder's Edition 816ce V-Class Grand Symphony from Taylor is both visually and sonically stunning with elegant features that will appeal to enthusiasts, collectors, and wood lovers alike. Master luthier and guitar designer Andy Powers took the original 2006 footprint and made some radical changes to the aesthetic look, bracing, and architecture of the guitar.

The result is a guitar that evokes a fuller voice and wider frequency dispersion that creates extended sustain and projection. Indian Rosewood is known for strong bass response and clear top end with a slightly scooped midrange. Add in the Lutz top and you get an incredibly versatile guitar that has a greater headroom and more dynamic range. Premium builder's edition appointments include silent satin finish, Soundport venetian cutaway, chamfered body and neck edge treatment, Gotoh 21:1 gold tuning machines, and Windansea mother of pearl fretboard inlays.

With the 24 7/8" scale length and light gauge strings, this gorgeous guitar is easier to fret and form chords on. For enthusiasts looking for a boutique guitar in looks and function, the 816ce will offer a unique playing experience. Ships in a deluxe hardshell case.


- Grand Symphony Body Shape
- Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Lutz Spruce top
- V Class Bracing
- Windansea mother of pearl inlay pattern
- Silent satin finish
- Expression System 2 Electronics
- Soundport venetian cutaway
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Scale Length: 24-7/8 inches
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq nut, Micarta saddle
Bracing: V Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Gotoh Gold 510 antique gold
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge Nanoweb
Body Length: 20 inches
Body Width: 16 1/4 inches
Body Depth: 4 5/8 inches
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 2 piece
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Sides Finish: Silent Satin
Rosette Material: Abalone
Stain/Sunburst: Natural
Neck Width: 1-3/4 inches
Fretboard Inlay: Windansea
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Chamfered edge
Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: The Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Bridge: West African Ebony in curve wing
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2 inches
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Windansea
Peghead Logo: Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 22.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BE 816ce

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 943-6782


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