Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Indian Rosewood Acoustic-Electric


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Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Indian Rosewood Acoustic-Electric

The first guitar to feature our updated Grand Symphony body shape, the Builder's Edition 816ce introduces a fresh sound and style to the Taylor line. Made with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, a Lutz spruce top, and V-Class bracing, this acoustic-electric boasts a soundport cutaway, which leaves the back of the guitar intact for maximum resonance while allowing sound to disperse in an immersive, wide-angle way. The result is a surround-sound experience characterized by warm, sparkling tone that balances clarity and power, one that performs as well in solo settings as it does in larger groups. Finished off with chamfered edges and built-in ES2 electronics, the Builder's Edition 816ce serves up a truly unique musical experience.


  • Builder's Edition guitar loaded with comfort features
  • Redesigned Grand Symphony body for big, bold voice
  • Solid Indian rosewood & spruce produces depth and clarity
  • Soundport cutaway for immersive, symphonic response
  • Includes ES2 pickup and deluxe hardshell case
  • Made in El Cajon, California, USA

The Taylor Builder's Edition 816ce Grand Symphony Indian Rosewood Acoustic-Electric guitar is a true masterpiece of acoustic craftsmanship, embodying Taylor's commitment to sonic excellence and artistic design. With a luxurious Grand Symphony body shape and a stunning Indian rosewood back and sides, this instrument delivers a deep, resonant, and exceptionally rich sound that captivates players and audiences alike. The top is made from torrefied Sitka spruce, enhancing the tonal warmth and complexity. Taylor's Builder's Edition refinements ensure a supremely comfortable playing experience, while the V-Class bracing and onboard ES2 electronics provide unmatched projection and pristine amplification. This guitar is a pinnacle of acoustic innovation, perfectly marrying artistry and performance, and it stands as a testament to Taylor's unwavering commitment to delivering instruments of the highest quality. The Builder's Edition 816ce is your invitation to explore new musical horizons with an instrument that's as exquisite as it is inspiring.


  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
  • Bracing: V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Strings: D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Body Width: 16 1/4"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"


  • Binding Edge Treatment: Rock Maple
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Stain/Sunburst: Natural
  • Armrest: No
  • Top Finish: Silent Satin
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Rosette Material: Abalone
  • Wedge: None


  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Windansea
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Satin


  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Peghead Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Purfling: Maple
  • Peghead Inlay: Windansea


  • Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Buttons: Antique Gold
  • Edge Trim: Maple/Indian Rosewood
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