At the vanguard of our newly revoiced Grand Orchestra body shape, the 618e establishes a new style of bold, powerful acoustic tone within the Taylor line. Solid maple back and sides lend this big-bodied powerhouse a focused, transparent sound that adapts and reflects the style of the player, while a solid Sitka spruce top adds brilliance and clarity. The transformative introduction of V-Class bracing into the Grand Orchestra body offers players a more robust, vivid tonal response, with greater volume and sustain alongside heightened clarity and musicality that make this model even more player-reflective and a versatile choice for musicians across styles. The touch-sensitive response balances out serious headroom and projection so that players can explore a wide dynamic range without losing balance or fading out of a mix. Appointments for this 600 Series model include maple binding with koa purfling, a single-ring paua rosette, mother-of-pearl Mission inlays, and a gloss finish treated with an Antique Blonde finish for the entire guitar. To preserve the traditional look and feel of this jumbo-style guitar, we’ve chosen to build it without a cutaway. The 618e ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Orchestra Shape - Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Maple Body Wood - Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness
Expression System® 2 - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Specifications Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Highlights Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover Ebony Pickguard Striped Ebony Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Body Length 20 5/8" Body Width 16 3/4" Body Depth 5"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Ebony Top Finish Gloss 3.5 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish Gloss Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss 3.5 Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood Ebony with Inlay Rosette Mat. Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone Stain/Sunburst Brown Sugar Wedge None Armrest no
Neck Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment Ebony Heel Cap Binding Ebony Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-7/8"
Peghead Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding Ebony Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Ebony Peghead Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid
Other Bridge Pins Ebony Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None