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Taylor 616ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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This First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony marks the debut of Taylor' revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple' historically bright tone profile... Click To Read More About This Product

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This First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony marks the debut of Taylor' revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple' historically bright tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice.

Among the design nuances are Adirondack spruce Advanced Performance bracing, which features a maple-specific back bracing profile that enhances the guitar' responsiveness; the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components; and a thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening.

A hand-rubbed œBrown Sugar color treatment on the back and sides gives maple' striking figure a burnished copper glow without adding extra thickness to the finish. The Sitka spruce top is specially seasoned using torrefaction, a roasting process that helps produce an aged tonal character marked by greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.

Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays; an inlaid ebony backstrap; and an additional headstock inlay on this First Edition model.

Other standout details include ebony binding with ivoroid body purfling; an ebony rosette edged in ivoroid; a striped ebony pickguard; Taylor nickel tuners; and Taylor' Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar includes a First Edition label and a deluxe hardshell case with a commemorative First Edition nameplate.

Grand Symphony
Rich and robust, the GS yields lots of volume and dynamic range
Designed by Bob Taylor in 2006
Rich, piano-like bass, strong midrange, and thick trebles
Strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and responsive clarity with a light attack

FEATURES

Body
Body type: Grand Symphony
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Top wood: Spruce Sitka
Back & sides: Maple Figured
Bracing pattern: Advanced performance with relief rout
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Not specified
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck wood: Maple Hard rock
Scale length: 25.5"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Taylor
Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Other
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Tuning machines: Nickel
Bridge: Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited edtion, Special headstock logo
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
Country of origin: United States
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