Taylor 1996 810 Acoustic Guitar with LR Baggs Anthem - Used  From Taylor

Delightfully-aged Taylor with unreal playability and tone!


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What We Think

I'll admit that I'm not Taylor guitars' biggest fan. I'm a vintage guy, I think the designs of the 30's are good enough for me. But I love this Taylor. It's a straight-up cannon with a bunch of punch under the hood! If you want to guitar to make authoritative acoustic guitar solos on this is the one! Can sing both sweet and mean if it needs do. It's got warm, bright rosewood tone with a classic scooped profile but a ton of warmth on the top end. Looks absolutely gorgeous, with top-of-the-line Taylor abalone appointments. With older Taylor pickup.

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

The rosewood/spruce 810 brings Taylor’s latest tone-enhancing refinements to the traditional steel-string Dreadnought, blending driving low-end power with a vibrant upper register for a turbo-charged flatpicking machine. Bluegrassers will love the strong, crisp top-end punch in any picking circle, with robust projection across the entire tonal spectrum. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, rosewood pickguard, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay, and smoky ebony fretboard.
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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.


Body Style: 6-String dreadnought

Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood

Top: Western Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Abalone

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony with Binding

Fretboard Inlay: Pearl 800 Series

Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Binding: Curly Maple

Bridge: Ebony

Nut and Saddle: Tusq

Pickguard: tortoise shell

Tuning Machines: Gold-Plated Taylor Tuners

Strings: Elixir Medium Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"

No. of frets: 20

Bracing: Scalloped, X-brace

Finish: Gloss

Electronics: None

Body Width: 16"

Body Depth: 4-5/8"

Body Length: 20"

Overall Length: 41"

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell