- Free Taylor Barstool (worth £89) shipped with this product, whilst stocks last.
- Grand Symphony body shape with Venetian cutaway
- Sitka spruce top with CV bracing with relief rout
- Indian rosewood back and sides
- Ebony fingerboard with cindy inlays
- Natural finish with gloss protection
- Taylor expression system electronics
- Single ring 900 Series bound soundhole rosette
- Taylor mother of pearl peghead logo
- Included: Taylor deluxe brown hardshell case
The Taylor 916ce provides the most luxurious specification in its rosewood catalogue, with a Grand Symphony body shape. Taylor's approach has always been to employ master luthier craftsmanship, with innovative, cutting edge design and technology. The 916ce is a great example of this.The woods used to construct a guitar are of paramount importance. In the Taylor 916ce, a classic tonewood combination is used, but with some of the best varieties of each constituent part.
The Grand Symphony body is, in many ways, a bigger Grand Auditorium. The larger physical size means a bigger, fuller sound with great projection and power. Though rich and sustaining, this isn't at the expense of focus. Upper frequencies are open, and detailed with great clarity, and defined, powerful mid-range. Dynamically, this body shape is incredibly dynamic and responsive. This lends itself beautifully to strumming styles, but is equally suited to picking and finger-style. The elegant Venetian cutaway allows for easier access to upper frets.
The back and sides are made from solid Indian rosewood. This tonewood is a favourite among guitar designers, as it offers a mahogany-like tone, but with expanded frequency range. The low-end is deeper and richer, and the upper frequencies are sweeter, smoother and brighter. The resulting tone, is full and warm, but incredible articulation. The long lines of its dramatic grain are a beautiful aesthetic addition to any guitar, too.
This is complemented perfectly by the 916ce's Sitka spruce top. Providing a supple, sweet tone, with excellent dynamics and articulation, this tonewood is a modern day