The Taylor 416CE-LTD Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an outstanding instrument that is both beautiful and versatile. The Taylor Grand Symphony body style is unique in both sound and... Read More
The Taylor 416CE-LTD Grand Symphony Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an outstanding instrument that is both beautiful and versatile. The Taylor Grand Symphony body style is unique in both sound and shape. The bold-voiced GS body style, together with an cedar/walnut tonewood pairing, translates into a powerful guitar with impressive harmonics and dynamic range. It™ll cover a lot of sonic terrain.
Other features include an American mahogany neck, forward shifted bracing, ebony bridge, and a Tusq nut and saddle. Adornments include chrome tuners, maple binding, and pipeline inlay. The Taylor 416CE-LTD Grand Symphony Cutaway guitar has a lustrous satin with gloss top finish. The ultraviolet cured finish developed by Taylor is durable, resistant to cold-checking, and is more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
The GS is the first original shape from Bob Taylor since he unveiled the Grand Auditorium in 1995. Though you might see similarities to a GA, the GS is unique in both sound and design. Significant changes in its geometry yield a deeper, more piano-like bass. The waist is moved a bit higher, then widened 3/8 of an inch. The result is a reduction in the "pinching" of the waist, which releases more tonal output from the guitar. Finally, the lower bout is expanded, making it feel slightly rounder. They're subtle changes that yield a far-from-subtle change in tone. Complementing the GS's robust bass, volume, and low-end sustain are full, rich mids and clear, balanced highs. The GS is a unique sound and a new dimension in Taylor tone.
The Expression System (ES) is an all-magnetic acoustic 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 sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.