A powerful guitar with impressive tonal breadth, dynamic range and Expression System electronics.
Ovangkol lends exotic flare to the 400 Series®, with a tone many find similar to Indian rosewood. Follow the fluid lines of the Venetian cutaway, dramatically outlined with contrasting white binding. The Expression System pickup completes the package on the popular 416CE Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar. The bold-voiced GS body style, together with an ovangkol/Sitka spruce tonewood pairing, translates into a powerful guitar with impressive tonal breadth and dynamic range. It’ll cover a lot of sonic terrain.
The timbre of ovangkol, which many find reminiscent of rosewood, combines with the punch of a Sitka spruce top to create a rich tonal tapestry.
Grand Symphony (GS)
Though you might see similarities to a Grand Auditorium, the GS is unique in both sound and shape. Significant changes in its geometry yield a deeper, more piano-like bass. A wider lower bout and higher, wider waist return ample volume and low-end sustain, in symphony with fuller mids and balanced highs.
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor, the Expression System® amplifies your guitar with an unrivaled, natural live sound. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally-clean amplified sound. It’s your tone. Amplified.
Gloss Top/Satin Back & Sides
The finish used to create this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.