Taylor Guitars Prototype 416ce
Ovangkol Me MaybeWildwoodians, we are pleased to present the Taylor 416ce, a stellar example of Grand Symphony greatness. Designed to be the perfect bold strummer, the 416ce took a leap forward when Andy Powers introduced his newest design wrinkle: the sound port cutaway. This extra soundhole allows the 416ce to fill a room with its lush, magnificent voice, giving the player a downright orchestral experience.
This full-bodied sound comes as a direct result of the alchemy between spruce and ovangkol. Sitka spruce has been a go-to for decades for a reason: it's bright, balanced, and it has good blend of overtones and fundamental frequencies. Ovangkol, on the other hand, is a relatively new tonewood lauded for its sustainability. It sounds similar to rosewood but with more oomph in the midrange and a sweeter top-end. In the context of a Grand Symphony body (which is smaller than a dreadnought and bigger than a grand auditorium), they produce a robust yet well-sculpted sound that resonates throughout the room without any flubby, muddy frequencies that inhibit clarity.
We're proud to showcase the 416ce, and we invite you to take one for a spin so you can experience the glories of the Grand Symphony body shape and the sweet sound of ovangkol!
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Solid Ovangkol|
|Neck Wood||Tropical Mahogany|
|Neck Dimensions||.840 1st - .870 9th|
|Fretboard Material||West African Crelicam Ebony|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Small Diamonds|
|Width at Nut||1.75"|
|Nut Material||Black Graphite-Infused Tusq|
|Electronics||Taylor Expression System 2|
|Bridge||West African Crelicam Ebony|
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