It makes for a potent strummer, and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes.
Slightly larger than Taylor’s Grand Symphony body style, the Grand Auditorium 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation.
As part of Taylor’s 800 Series revoicing package for 2014, the GS sounds even richer with more low-end rumble.
Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, and a rosewood pickguard.
Also included are Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and the new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics.
The 816ce Grand Auditorium guitar features a more-rounded Venetian cutaway than the sharper-edged Florentine cut, and it also includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.