Taylor 818e Natural
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The Grand Orchestra has long stood at the top of the Taylor range of body shapes in terms of size and big, powerful sound. Now, the jumbo-esque shape takes on new life thanks to new revoicings by Andy Powers, launching with this 818e. Built with solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, the 818e is among the first Grand Orchestra guitars to feature V-Class bracing. Rosewood and spruce interplay here to produce rich low-end warmth, slightly scooped mids, and clear, articulate treble notes, while the new bracing allows rosewood’s natural overtones to bloom and resonate as notes sustain. The large body shape provides serious headroom and projection for bold strummers, but the new enhancements also make the 818e incredibly soft-touch-sensitive, making it an ideal choice for fingerstyle players and flatpickers as well. The 818e’s memorable musical character is complemented by a set of luxurious appointments, including maple binding, a single-ring rosette in shell and paua, nickel tuners, Mission inlays in mother-of-pearl and abalone, and a new Antique Blonde top finish treatment that adds a charming glow. It ships without a cutaway to preserve a more traditional look and feel, and includes built-in ES2 electronics to provide clean amplified tone. It also includes a deluxe hardshell case with a Western Floral pattern.
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.
Indian Rosewood Body Wood - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
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.
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle Tusq
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Tuners Taylor Nickel
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length 20 5/8"
Body Width 16 3/4"
Body Depth 5"
Binding/Edge Treatment Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish Gloss
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish None
Rosette Size None
Bridge Inlay None
Back/Side Finish Gloss
Armrest Binding None
Backstrap Wood None
Rosette Mat. None
Stain/Sunburst Antique Blond
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay Mission
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding None
Type of Neck Joint Scarf
Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Neck Finish Gloss
Heel Length 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish Gloss
Peghead Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Type Standard
Peghead Purfling Koa
Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood
Peghead Inlay None
Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim None
*Models are subject to change without notice.