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.
GRAND SYMPHONY CUTAWAY BODY
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.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
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.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 716ce Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Lutz Spruce Back & Side Material Indian Rosewood Neck Material Tropical Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Symphony Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Taylor Nickel Scale Length 25-1/2 inches Binding Non-figured Koa Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Tusq & Micarta Pickguard Weathered Brown Bracing Performance with Relief Rout Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case Brown Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Strings
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