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      Taylor PS16ce Grand Symphony Cutaway ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (109860619)
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The 12-string version of Taylor's beautiful Presentation Series guitars with cocobolo and Sitka spruce tonewoods, Taylor electronics, and finely detailed inlays.

The PS16e is part of Taylor's Presentation Series, constructed out of the finest sets of cocobolo at Taylor's disposal, and paired with premium Sitka spruce tops. A contoured ebony armrest blends beauty and playing comfort. Other high-end details include colorful paua edging, a cocobolo backstrap, and an elaborate Nouveau vine fretboard inlay complemented by elegant headstock torch and bridge inlays. Offered with Gotoh Gold tuners and a bone nut and saddle.

Dreadnought
The Dreadnought shape joined the Taylor line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

Cocobolo
The PS16e features cocobolo, a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a fairly bright tone. Sonically, it's similar to koa, but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although it doesn't have quite the full low end of rosewood or ovangkol. Fast and responsive, with moderate note decay, it's articulate with lots of note distinction. It goes well with a wide range of playing styles, and is perfect for players who want a brighter rosewood sound with a little less low end and a little more treble zing.

CV Bracing with the Taylor Relief Rout
The PS16e incorporates the relief rout and additional refinements, including subtle contouring differences in the scalloping. In general, guitars with CV bracing sound fuller and fatter without giving up articulation. They are also slightly louder. Taylor's patented relief rout is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin — it “loosens up” the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.

Expression System 2
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 (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Taylor PS16ce Grand Symphony Cutaway ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Shape: Grand Symphony
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Cocobolo
    Scale Length: 25-1/2"
    Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
    Body Length: 20"
    Electronics: Expression System 2
    Body Width: 16-1/4"
    Cutaway: Venetian
    Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    Nut and Saddle: Bone
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: Nouveau
    Headstock Overlay: Ebony
    Binding: Ebony
    Bridge Inlay: Nouveau
    Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
    Tuners: Gotoh
    Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
    Back/Side Finish: Gloss
    Top Finish: Gloss
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Pickguard: None
    Number of Frets: 20
    Armrest Binding: Ebony
    Back Config: Two-piece No Wedge
    Backstrap Wood: Same as Body
    Backstrap Finish: Gloss
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
    Buttons: Gold
    Edge Trim: Paua
    Fingerboard Ext.: Paua
    Fretboard Binding: Ebony
    Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
    Heel length: 3-1/2"
    Peghead Finish: Gloss
    Peghead Inlay: Nouveau
    Peghead Binding: Ebony
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Rosette Mat.: Paua
    Rosette Size: Single Ring
    Stain/Sunburst: None
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    Wedge: None
    Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown




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