Taylor 718e Sitka/IRW Acoustic #1105303116 - Used  From Taylor

#59 of 100 First edition! Boomer of a grand orchestra model Taylor!

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What We Think

Here's a Taylor that is yearning for someone to come along and do some serious fingerpicking on it. Thump a bassline with your thumb and you might get a little scared with the bass this baby gives out, it has absolutely stunning clarity in that department. Overall, this Taylor has unsually focused midrange and comfortable highs, deviating pleasantly from the typical Taylor tonal palette. Lead lines on this guitar are also very clear and articulated, making it an excellent choice for a player who is used to the electric. Also, this guitar has an awesome cowboy/southwestern vibe, featuring an understated sunset burst and far-out fretboard inlay!

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

Taylor’s biggest body style, the Grand Orchestra, blends a deep, complex voice with impressive tonal uniformity from top to bottom. Burly lows are balanced by a rich treble response, and unlike most other big-bodied guitars, the GO is responsive to a light touch. On the rosewood/spruce 718e, rosewood’s broad tonal spectrum helps deliver all the power and detail a player could ask for, from meaty open chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements. A warm Vintage Sunburst top and neck, creamy grained ivoroid binding, and the grained ivoroid Heritage Diamonds fretboard inlay bring beautiful refinement to an old-school look. Taylor’s proprietary Expression® System 2 acoustic electronics harness all that acoustic richness to produce a superb amplified sound.

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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.

Specifications

Model: 718e

Serial: 1105303116

Year: 2013

Body Style: Grand Orchestra

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: AA Indian Rosewood

Bracing: Adirondack Grand Orchestra Bracing

Pickguard: Rosewood

Tuners: Taylor Nickel

Electronics: Expression System 2

Body Width: 16 3/4"

Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut / Micarta Saddle

Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood

Number of Frets: 20

Body Length: 20 5/8"

Body Depth: 5"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Grained Ivoroid

Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

Rosette Size: Three Ring

Back/Side Finish: Gloss

Backstrap Wood: None

Stain/Sunburst: Vintage Sunburst

Armrest: No

Top Finish: Gloss

Backstrap Finish: None

Bridge Inlay: None

Armrest Binding: None

Rosette Material: Grained Ivoroid

Wedge: None

Neck Width: 1 3/4"

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Heel Length: 3 7/8"

Fretboard Inlay: Heritage Diamonds

Heel Cap Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Neck Finish: Satin

Peghead Finish: Satin

Peghead Type: Standard

Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Peghead Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Peghead Purfling: None

Peghead Inlay: None

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Fingerboard Ext: None

Buttons: Nickel

Edge Trim: None

Case: Hardshell