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Taylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The sonic power and depth of Taylor’s Grand Symphony body shape, especially in the lower mids, add girth and sustain to the overall voice. The cutaway ovangkol/spruce 416ce makes for a bold strumming ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The sonic power and depth of Taylor’s Grand Symphony body shape, especially in the lower mids, add girth and sustain to the overall voice. The cutaway ovangkol/spruce 416ce makes for a bold strumming guitar, yielding meaty midrange and strong treble notes, as well as a great choice for flat picking with clear articulation. Its responsiveness to a light touch gives all players a dynamic range to explore. Clean, modern appointments include crisp white binding, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, and a three-ring rosette, with Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 acoustic electronics responding with a clear, natural amplified sound for performing or recording.


Includes hardshell case.

Sitka Spruce
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.

Indian Rosewood

Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world. Among Taylor’s solid-wood guitars, rosewood is normally reserved for the 700, 800 and 900 Series, but the 400 Rosewoods now bring rosewood - with lustrous gloss finishes - into a more accessible price range. Taylor's Grand Auditorium shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity - and of course Taylor's renown playability - result in a guitar that will be a joy to play in a variety of scenarios for a lifetime. All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.

Expression System 2
Taylor’s breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood 
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nickel
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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Taylor400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar!

By Drew

from Sweetwater, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have had my eyes on an acoustic electric in this price range for quite some time... I once owned a Taylor 314ce but sold it to help pay for an engagement ring, which all in all turned out to be a pretty good trade.

    After playing about 10-15 different guitars, including brands like Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Breedlove, and Takamine, I decided that the Taylor 416ce was the one for me. I love the slightly larger sound I get out of it compared to the 414ce (Grand Auditorium) model, but it still retains the gentle touch and sparkle that makes the *14 Taylor guitars so appealing. It really came down to this guitar versus a couple of the Martin guitars around the same price point give or take. (Sorry but I can't remember the Martin model numbers).

    A few things that helped me choose the Taylor over the Martin:

    1. I liked that Taylor retained the ebony bridge and fretboard.
    2. The ES2 expression system sounded much more natural to me than the Martin's Fishman pickups.
    3. The Taylor neck feels faster and more comfortable to me.
    4. The finish on the Taylor is more appealing to me.

    As for the Breedlove, Takamine, and Gibson... They didn't hold a candle to the Taylor or Martin to me.

    I played both models of the 416ce - The Rosewood back and sides and the Ovangkol back and sides. I cannot discern much difference in terms of sound, but the rosewood is more attractive to my eye, plus I like the idea of it being rosewood... To me, it is just a more recognizable guitar wood. I also liked the idea that for much less money I was getting the same basic wood combinations as the Taylor 800 series guitars.

    This a beautiful guitar. Both to the eyes and to the ears. You could spend more and get a fancier looking guitar, and sure, a better sounding one to a degree... But for the money, I don't see how you can beat this guitar.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar!

    By RayZ3822

    from Champaign, IL

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have played inexpensive guitars since I was a teenager and wanted to buy a really good quality instrument for myself as a retirement present. I could not have chosen a better guitar! The Taylor 416ce-R is beautiful and sounds even better. Notes from to the lowest to highest on the fret board ring out clearly and sustain beautifully. All details of the guitar are absolutely perfect. I play primarily without an amp - I wanted the ce model for easier access to the upper regions of the fret board - but when I plugged into my Roland Cube the sound quality was fantastic. Even though the x16 is the largest body style produced by Taylor, I find it very comfortable. I also appreciate all the info included with the guitar from Taylor: from changing strings to how to keep the guitar from being damaged by too little or too much humidity. All in all a fantastic guitar and well worth the price.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't hesitate

        By D

        from Cbus

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

        • None. Zero.

        Best Uses

        • Anything you use an acoustic for

        Comments about Taylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Had to replace my prized Breedlove, which was stolen. Was disinclined toward the Taylors, and didn't love the others, even the 814. I picked this up and fell in love. Still has the Taylor balance, but the solid rosewood back and sides give it a presence that is lacking, even in more expensive instruments... and it seduced me away from my love affair with big bottom Martins. Nothing in the store came close... dozens of guitars, over 40 years of playing. This is the best instrument I've ever played. (In fairness, its identical twin wasn't quite as good. You do have to put your hands on the wood.)

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Taylor 416ce-R

        By Craig

        from Camden SC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Love this guitar. Stands right up to my Gibson J-45 Custom. Sounds great alone or plugged in. Purchased at Guitar Center in Columbia SC.
          Service was EXCELLENT! Will return for future purchases.

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