Taylor 616ce First Edition 2015
This First Edition Cutaway Grand Symphony marks the debut of Taylors revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maples historically bright tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice.
Among the design nuances are Adirondack spruce Advanced Performance bracing, which features a maple-specific back bracing profile that enhances the guitars responsiveness; the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components; and a thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening.
A hand-rubbed Brown Sugar color treatment on the back and sides gives maples striking figure a burnished copper glow without adding extra thickness to the finish. The Sitka spruce top is specially seasoned using torrefaction, a roasting process that helps produce an aged tonal character marked by greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.
Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays; an inlaid ebony backstrap; and an additional headstock inlay on this First Edition model.
Other standout details include ebony binding with ivoroid body purfling; an ebony rosette edged in ivoroid; a striped ebony pickguard; Taylor nickel tuners; and Taylorâs Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar includes a First Edition label and a deluxe hardshell case with a commemorative First Edition nameplate.
Body type: Grand Symphony
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Top wood: Torrified Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Figured Maple
Bracing pattern: Advanced performance with relief rout
Body finish: Gloss
Nut width: 1.75"
Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
Scale length: 25.5"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics: Taylor ES2
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel
Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
Special features: Limited edtion, Special headstock logo
Case: Hardshell case, First Edition badge
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