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Taylor PS16ce Grand Symphony Cutaway ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The PS16e is part of Taylor's Presentation Series, constructed out of the finest sets of cocobolo at Taylor's disposal, and paired with premium Sitka spruce tops. A contoured ebony armrest blends beau... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The PS16e is part of Taylor's Presentation Series, constructed out of the finest sets of cocobolo at Taylor's disposal, and paired with premium Sitka spruce tops. A contoured ebony armrest blends beauty and playing comfort. Other high-end details include colorful paua edging, a cocobolo backstrap, and an elaborate Nouveau vine fretboard inlay complemented by elegant headstock torch and bridge inlays. Offered with Gotoh Gold tuners and a bone nut and saddle.

Dreadnought
The Dreadnought shape joined the Taylor line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you're a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn't come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

Cocobolo
The PS16e features cocobolo, a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a fairly bright tone. Sonically, it's similar to koa, but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although it doesn't have quite the full low end of rosewood or ovangkol. Fast and responsive, with moderate note decay, it's articulate with lots of note distinction. It goes well with a wide range of playing styles, and is perfect for players who want a brighter rosewood sound with a little less low end and a little more treble zing.

CV Bracing with the Taylor Relief Rout
The PS16e incorporates the relief rout and additional refinements, including subtle contouring differences in the scalloping. In general, guitars with CV bracing sound fuller and fatter without giving up articulation. They are also slightly louder. Taylor's patented relief rout is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it "loosens up" the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.

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 (patent pending), 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.

Features

Shape: Grand Symphony
Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Cocobolo
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 20"
Electronics: Expression System 2
Body Width: 16-1/4"
Cutaway: Venetian
Body Depth: 4-5/8"
Nut and Saddle: Bone
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Nouveau
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Binding: Ebony
Bridge Inlay: Nouveau
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
Tuners: Gotoh
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 20
Armrest Binding: Ebony
Back Config: Two-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Wood: Same as Body
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Buttons: Gold
Edge Trim: Paua
Fingerboard Ext.: Paua
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Inlay: Nouveau
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Mat.: Paua
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Stain/Sunburst: None
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Wedge: None
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
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