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Taylor 800 Series 810ce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The rosewood/spruce 810ce brings Taylor's latest tone-enhancing refinements to the traditional steel-string Dreadnought, blending driving low-end power with a vibrant upper register for a turbo-charge... Read More

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The rosewood/spruce 810ce brings Taylor's latest tone-enhancing refinements to the traditional steel-string Dreadnought, blending driving low-end power with a vibrant upper register for a turbo-charged flatpicking machine. Bluegrassers will love the strong, crisp top-end punch in any picking circle, with robust projection across the entire tonal spectrum. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, rosewood pickguard, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay, and smoky ebony fretboard. A Venetian cutaway invites lead players up the fretboard, while Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup translates that potent Dreadnought voice into a clear amplified tone.

The most traditional of guitar shapes, Bob Taylor has evolved the Taylor Dreadnought over time to honor its enduring sonic heritage yet also refine the look and sound into a more modern package. The Taylor Dreadnought still boasts that powerful dreadnought tone that old school pickers expect, with deep lows and crisp highs, but with a voice that, like every Taylor, is more evenly balanced across the entire tonal spectrum. Perhaps more than any other shape, the Dreadnought remains linked with roots music like bluegrass and folk, in part because of its traditional role in defining those sounds. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love the Taylor Dreadnought's blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.

Indian Rosewood
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewood's vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. It's a great sound in part because we know that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music - certain strains of Americana, for example - rosewood has an iconic status. Also like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. It's very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver. Includes case.

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, 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.

  • Shape: Dreadnought
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Element
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Binding: Maple .080"
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Maple
  • Heel Cap Binding: Maple
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: Maple
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Abalone
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None

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      Comments about Taylor 800 Series 810ce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is the most expensive guitar I've ever purchased by far so I had very high expectations. I'm pleased to say it's met every one. The sound projects like no other acoustic I've played. It's bright, warm, intimate and booming. What can't you do with this work of art! Thank you Taylor Guitars :-)

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