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Ph: (02) 4228 9286
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Taylor 316ce

Acoustic/Electric Guitar featuring Grand Symphony GS body, Solid Spruce Top, cutaway and Solid Sapele back & Sides.

RRP: $3,699.00 inc GST
Our price: $2,899.00 inc GST
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316ce
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Taylor 316ce Grand Symphony GS Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Includes Taylor hard case
 
The richness of the Taylor's solid-wood acoustic experience begins with the 300 Series. Sapele shares mahogany's lively tonal response and, together with a gloss-finish Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele's ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch.

The cutaway acoustic/electric 316ce features Taylor's Grand Symphony body shape, which responds with a powerful voice characterized by a rich low end, thick treble notes, and impressive volume and sustain. Sapele's natural treble sparkle is balanced by the bigger body's tonal output, making the guitar a robust strummer and lively flatpicker with broad dynamic range. Appointments include black binding, a black pickguard, Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays, 3-ring rosette, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss-finish spruce top. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
 
Grand Symphony GS
SHAPE
Grand Auditorium (GS)
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you're a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn't come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.
Sapele
WOOD
Sapele
An outstanding all-purpose, sustainable tonewood.
It's sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing.
Forward Shifted with Relief Rout
BRACING
Forward Shifted with Relief Rout
All of Taylor's bracing for steel-string models is a form of X-bracing. The "X" provides a continuous flow of strength from the upper bout to the lower bout, which provides rigidity in spite of the soundhole's location in the middle of the soundboard. This version shifts the X forward (closer to the soundhole) and incorporates Taylor's patented relief rout, which is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it "loosens up" the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.
These refinements enable more of the top to vibrate, enhancing the tone.
Venetian
CUTAWAY
Venetian
Standard on all "ce" models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter.

Expression System
ELECTRONICS
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
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