Summary: Taylor’s Grand Orchestra has proven that a big-bodied guitar can also be responsive and versatile. The 818e showcases rosewood’s rich tonal dimensions in a bold and complex package. For solo performers or scaled down acoustic acts whose guitars do the work of a backing band, the 818e offers a multi-dimensional stage partner.
Body: Grand Symphony body shape. Solid Sitka spruce top with solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Single ring abalone rosette. Maple and rosewood strip top binding. Maple back binding and back strip. Natural gloss finish.
Neck: Mahogany with ebony fretboard. Maple bound fretboard and heel cap. “Element” pattern fret inlays. Maple bound headstock with ebony overlay and mother of pearl logo inlay. Ebony truss rod cover. 25-1/2" scale length. Satin finish.
Pickups/Hardware: Expression System 2 pickup system. Nickle tuners. Tusq nut and Micarta saddle. Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots. Rosewood pickguard.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent condition with very little playwear.
Playability: The action is low and plays smoothly with no buzz or dead spots. Frets are in excellent shape. The big body of this guitar lends its bright voice strength and projection. A well-balanced tone with great note separation and sustain.
Weight: 4 lbs, 2 oz.
Case: Original hard shell.
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