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Taylor Custom 516e Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Top Acoustic Electric Guitar

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This magnificent custom guitar was designed by the luthiers at Taylor Guitars in consort with to celebrate Taylor's 40th anniversary. It features a striking "bearclaw" Sitka spruce top and flame mahog... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This magnificent custom guitar was designed by the luthiers at Taylor Guitars in consort with to celebrate Taylor's 40th anniversary. It features a striking "bearclaw" Sitka spruce top and flame mahogany back and sides. The combination of the tonewoods with Taylor's Grand Symphony body size creates a very dynamic, articulate, and loud guitar.

This guitar also features many appointments of fine African ebony. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony, as well as the headstock overlay and unique headstock "backstrap." The whole body is also bound in ebony, flowing into an ebony armrest on the guitar's lower bout. This feature adds comfort while playing the guitar, while also positioning your forearm off the top of the guitar top - allowing it to ring out more freely.

The guitar takes to the stage with ease, thanks to Taylor's innovative ES2 electronics. This pickup delivers a very accurate, balanced amplification of the guitar's unique sound.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
  • Back and sides: Flame Mahogany, 2-piece no wedge
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Advanced
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Marbled Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor Ex[ression 2
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Ebony binding on armrest, fingerboard and heel cap
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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TaylorCustom 516e Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Top Acoustic Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

Broke my heart to return

By Jason

from Alex, VA

Comments about Taylor Custom 516e Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Top Acoustic Electric Guitar:

Like tearing off my left arm. Simply the most beautiful guitar I've ever held, w/ amazing sound to boot. Named her Honeybear. But I had to travel, and needed money for the tickets. Deep, rich bass w/ so much character. 4 stars b/c it's a little muted in the mid-tones, and the tones will get a little muddy compared to luthier guitars in the $2500-$3k range that play a slightly fuller spectrum w/ much clearer separation. That said, unless you're buying a custom handmade guitar from a luthier, this is probably the most completely perfect experience you'll ever have w/ a guitar for the money. Even smelled amazing. She was a friend.

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