Mahogany’s meaty midrange and fundamental focus take on another level of boldness and depth, especially in the lower midrange, with the spruce-top Grand Symphony 516ce. The use of Lutz spruce, a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce that resembles Adirondack spruce in its tonal output, bolsters the sonic horsepower, especially in tandem with Taylor’s Performance bracing, which is optimized for each body shape to bring out more volume and richness. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. Other playing features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp.
Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.
This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.
A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
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.
Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
TOP: Lutz Spruce
Back/Sides: Tropical Mahogany
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
Electronics: Expression System® 2
Fingerboard Inlay: 6mm Dots
Binding: Faux Tortoise
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Pick guard: Tortoise
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16 1/4"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium