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2021 Taylor 816CE Builder's Edition

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Serial #: 1211090114

Body size at lower bout: 16 1/4" Body depth at endpin: 4 5/8" Scale length: 25" Nut width: 1 3/4" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .82/.86

Materials: Solid bookmatched Indian rosewood body; solid quartersawn Lutz spruce soundboard; solid one-piece mahogany neck; solid Crelicam ebony bridge and fingerboard; rock maple binding; abalone soundhole purfling, fingerboard and peghead inlays; gold Gotoh 21:1 tuners; Taylor Expression System 2 pickup with volume and tone controls.

Notes: Taylor acoustic guitars are renowned for their reliability, consistency and technical sophistication, which have made them the standard for working performers for decades. The 816 series has Taylor's unique Grand Symphony body size, slightly wider than previous models, and fitted with an innovative partial Florentine cutaway, which in addition to its additional soundport, leaves the back fully intact, while retaining access to the upperrmost fretboard.

Taylor's proprietary 'V Class' bracing system optimizes soundboard flexibility and rigidity to enhance clarity, balance, and responsiveness, with bracing specifically engineered to maximize acoustic performance. Finally, the Expression System 2 positions its peizo sensors slightly behind the bridge, for maximum fidelity and signal strength.

Recipient of Guitar Player Magazine's Editor's Pick Award, this Builder's Edition model is lightweight and responsive: at just 4lb 10oz, the guitar is exceptionally comfy for an instrument of its size. The 1 3/4" neck has an easy D profile, and a solid ebony fingerboard with tasteful Paua abalone inlays.

This example is in showroom condition, free of playwear, with smooth low action over a fresh high-precision setup. An attractive and versatile performer, and a truly innovative instrument for the demanding player. One only: call now.

Case: Original deluxe Taylor plush lined hardshell case

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted as required; bridge saddle adjusted as required; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; body and neck cleaned and hand polished, electronics tested and balanced. This instrument is strung with medium gauge phosphor bronze strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier strings, according to preference.











































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