Taylor 818e DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • Powerful Grand Orchestra body produces a confident energy
  • Deluxe model upgrades include radiused armrest, improved soundboard bracing, and exceptionally resilient hardware
  • Sitka spruce top with natural finish protected by gloss coating
  • Advanced performance bracing with relief rout adds stability
  • Indian rosewood body establishes a warm-sounding tonal foundation
  • Mahogany neck with satin finish for a smooth playing feel
  • Ebony fingerboard with Taylor's element inlays to guide you
  • Taylor’s Expression System 2 translates acoustic timbre beautifully
  • Includes Taylor deluxe hardshell case to protect your new pride and joy
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The Taylor 818e DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural finish is a deluxe model of the powerful 818e, with upgraded features that make it more impressive than ever before. There is a newly designed radius-style armrest in maple with rosewood top edge trim, Adirondack spruce bracing to enhance resonance and projection, and chrome Gotoh tuning machines that uphold tuning stability dutifully. Everything comes together to create a harmonious marriage of comfortability and tonal brilliance.

Grand Orchestra body

Taylor's Grand Orchestra (GO) body shape is provides a bold, rich voice that yields a deep and powerful delivery. If you're looking for a resounding low-end energy, then the GO is the ideal choice. However, don't be fooled into believing it is just a bass-driven model. The 818 boasts a beautifully balanced output from low to high, with a punchy midrange energy and sparkling highs. Not only that, but thanks to the clever folks at Taylor, the guitar responds to the lightest of touches, guaranteeing a vast dynamic range to play with. Whether you're a solo performer, a member of an ensemble, a fingerstyle player or a flatpicker, the Grand Orchestra is a highly diverse model that can do it all.

The body back and sides are constructed using Indian rosewood, which creates a warm tonal foundation with a generous low-end energy. The top is built using Sitka spruce - a Taylor favourite -, which provides the perfect soundboard for this exceptional model. The understated natural finish is protected by a layer of gloss to protect and preserve the wood for as long as possible, allowing it to age gracefully.

Durable neck

Fitted to the body via a scarf joint is a supple yet supportive tropical mahogany neck. The neck has been treated to a satin finish to prevent unwanted stickiness or tackiness from impeding your movement. Paired with the neck is a luxurious ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with Taylor's Element inlays to guide your way in style. Ebony binding ensures smooth transitions between each and every fret.

Expression System 2 Electronics

Taylor's exclusive Expression System 2 pickup is fitted in the 818e to give you unparalleled amplification. The ES2 pickup features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors that faithfully transmit the natural tones of the 818e through recording equipment or an amplifier. Taylor have patented this behind-the-saddle design and it is one which captures all the tone on offer from the 818e.


Pale non-figured maple binding trims the top, whilst an abalone rosette encircles the soundhole. The ebony bridge features ebony dot bridge pins that complement the rosewood pickguard.

Taylor have ensured that you can keep your 818e DLX electro acoustic guitar remains well-protected and safely stored by including a deluxe hardshell case.

Model818e DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar
Guitar SizeFull
Body ShapeGrand Orchestra
Top MaterialSitka Spruce
Back & Side MaterialIndian Rosewood
BracingAdvanced Performance with Relief Rout
Neck MaterialTropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Scale Length25-1/2-inches
Number of Strings6
PickupsTaylor Expression System 2
Included AccessoriesTaylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
Posted on 18/01/2019 by Brilave Went in to try a Hummingbird or Martin D28, tried those and then the 818, recommended by Jack. It blew away the Hummingbird, and it was a tough choice between this and the D28, but Taylor won. I think it was the look of it that swung it. The D28 is also a great guitar but I already have an OMC28 so the heart won this time

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