Grand Orchestra body, select Indian Rosewood, premium Maple binding and Rosewood trim. Taylor's Expression System 2.
Versatile, responsive, beautiful. Taylor’s Grand Orchestra 818e showcases the rich tonal dimensions of Rosewood in a bold and complex package. The finishing touches on this beauty include Rosewood
pickguard, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay, and an Ebony fretboard.
Taylor's biggest, most complex voice is also balanced and responsive.
Taylor unleashes the boldest, richest voice available in their Grand Orchestra body guitar; it features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. A new
bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain. The Grand Orchestra is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a
dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound that’s brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra won’t disappoint.
Used On: The 700, 800, 900 Series Acoustic/Electrics, Acoustic 7, 8, & 9 Series, Laminate 200 Series
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds
deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). Like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood; players can
fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it.
If you like a guitar with fuller low end and brighter treble (bluegrassers, for instance), rosewood will do the trick.
Taylor's Expression System 2
The revolutionary pickup design delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is a behind-the-saddle pickup which features three
uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
Shape: Grand Orchestra (GO)
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Binding: Maple .080"
Top Finish: Gloss
Sides & Back: Indian Rosewood
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck Finish: Satin
Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze, HD Light Gauge
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