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Taylor 2016 716CE Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural


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  • Grand symphony body shape with Venetian cutaway allowing easy reach to upper frets
  • Lutz spruce top offers superb, rich sound delivery
  • Performance bracing pattern with relief rout
  • Indian rosewood body, a Taylor tonewood favourite
  • Tropical mahogany neck and heel with satin finish for a comfortable playing feel
  • Fitted with Taylor's groundbreaking Expression System 2 electronics for dynamic amplification
  • Includes Taylor Deluxe hardshell brown case for added protection
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Taylor 716ce is a harmonious mix of beauty and functionality. The composition of tonewoods, construction methods, select hardware, finishing appointments and electronics, come together beautifully to create a guitar that is an absolute dream. The Grand Symphony body shape of the 716ce is very similar to that of Taylor's incredibly popular Grand Auditorium shape. However, the subtle difference lies in the larger lower bout and slightly wider waist, which gives the 716ce a phenomenal amount of power. The fullness of tone, the level of volume and lengthiness of sustain, is great whether you're a hard-hitting strummer or a gentle fingerpicker. Furthermore the 716ce gives you easy access to the upper frets thanks to the masterfully-designed, softly rounded Venetian cutaway.


The body top is reinforced using Taylor's performance bracing pattern with relief rout. The relief rout allows the top to reverberate freely, whilst remaining supported at all times. This gives the guitar its great ability to project sound efficiently and loudly.

Supporting the versatility and volume of the Taylor 716ce Guitar’s body shape, a Lutz spruce has been utilised for its response - it accentuates note articulation across the dynamic range. Lutz spruce is a mix of Sitka and White spruce, thus offering you all the best features of these two tonewoods resulting in what is similar to Adirondack spruce. This means plenty of power in the form of volume and great projection.

The versatility of both body shape and top wood are supported further by the Indian rosewood chosen for the guitar’s back & sides, with its responsiveness to any type of playing and its powerful dexterity throughout the entire sonic range.


The choice of beautiful woods continues with the tropical mahogany used for the Taylor 716ce’s neck, topped by a 20-fret ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with Abalone Reflections inlays.

The Taylor 716ce has been gloss finished in a stunning natural colour. The neck has received a satin finish, allowing you to effortlessly glide along as you play. Offsetting the body finish is an ivoroid binding, which continues along the fingerboard to offer further stability and support.


Amplifying the natural sound of the 716ce, is Taylor’s own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp pairing, the Expression System 2.

The focal feature of the Expression 2 System (ES2)electronics is the patented behind-the-saddle design. Three piezo sensors are uniquely placed under the saddle at the bridge, which captures more acoustic tone and consequently ensures the natural tones of the 716ce are retained when amplified. What’s more with the Expression System 2 being built by Taylor it works seamlessly with their guitars. Controlling the electronics is easy with a set of non-intrusive knobs, made up of Volume and Tone controls. The ES2 preamp is similar to that of the predecessor, but has an updated gain structure which brings it in line with other similar pickups. The onboard ES2 enables you to plug in and play without any fuss.


The Taylor 716CE has an ebony bridge with a tusq nut and micarta saddle, which provides optimum sustain and resonance.

A weathered brown pickguard complements the clean, Natural gloss finish while also protecting the soundboard against scratches.

A Taylor Deluxe Hardshell brown case is included to protect the 716CE against damage for years to come, so you can carry it away with confidence.

Model716ce Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialLutz Spruce
Back & Side MaterialIndian Rosewood
Neck MaterialTropical Mahogany
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Body ShapeGrand Symphony Cutaway
PickupsTaylor Expression System 2
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
TunersTaylor Nickel
Scale Length25-1/2 inches
BindingNon-figured Koa
Nut & SaddleTusq & Micarta
PickguardWeathered Brown
BracingPerformance with Relief Rout
Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case Brown
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Strings
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