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.
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.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 818e DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar Guitar Size Full Body Shape Grand Orchestra Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Indian Rosewood Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Binding Maple Rosette Abalone Pickguard Rosewood Neck Material Tropical Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Scale Length 25-1/2-inches Number of Strings 6 Tuners Gotoh Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Finish Natural Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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