Taylor 2012 316ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Taylor 2012 316ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar is available in limited numbers and is a member of the Hawaiian Koa 300 Series for 2012.

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The Taylor 2012 316ce-LTD Spring Limited Edition Koa Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar is available in limited numbers and is a member of the Hawaiian Koa 300 Series for 2012.

Hawaiian koa occupies rare air among tonewoods, and for good reason: Its tone is crisp and complex, its figure can be variegated and striking, and it is among the more difficult woods to procure. Though its normally reserved for the upper end of the Taylor line, years of buying whole koa logs can sometimes yield sets of wood that have all the tonal character and charm of premium koa but arent quite as figured as the most prized sets reserved for the Koa Series. Thats where the 300 Series Koa Limiteds come in, offering a special treat and a great value.

Grand Symphony (GS)
Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16 1/4" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
The ultimate Taylor strummer.

The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers Taylors boldest, richest 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 youre a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesnt 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.

Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? Thats why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylors ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylors David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside our acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

  • Larger Grand Symphony size
  • Solid Sitke spruce top and Hawaiian koa body
  • Tropical mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
  • Taylor Expression System electronics
  • Taylor chrome tuners
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
    Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
    Electronics: ES
    Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
    Cutaway: Venetian
    Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
    Body Length: 20"
    Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    Body Width: 16-1/4"
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    Number of Strings: 6
    Fretboard Radius: 15"
    Top Finish: Gloss
    Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    Back/Side Finish: Satin
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Number of Frets: 20
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Fretboard Inlay: 2.5mm Dots
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Binding: Black
    Fretboard Binding: Black
    Heel Cap Binding: Black
    Sound hole binding: None
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Peghead Finish: Satin
    Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
    Buttons: Chrome
    Edge Trim: None
    Rosette Size: Three Ring
    Peghead Binding: None
    Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    Heel length: 3-1/2"
    Peghead Inlay: None
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    Wedge: None
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