Taylor 916CE Natural Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Used  From Taylor

A gorgeous, barely-played 916CE!

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What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

This Taylor is an absolute bombshell. Articulate and clear with presence and authority, it can demand the room's attention as soon as the first chord is strummed. It's been kept in fantastic condition and the Expression System inside is easy as can be to dial in. This guitar is gig ready and will immediately make someone a very happy player!

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

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.

Taylor Guitars

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

2014

Serial Number: 1104084052

GUITAR

Shape/Size: GRAND SYMPHONY

Cutaway: VENETIAN

WOOD
Back/Sides: INDIAN ROSEWOOD

Back Configuration: 2-PC
Top: SITKA SPRUCE

Fretboard/Bridge: EBONY

Wedge: NONE

Neck/Heel: TROPICAL MAHOGANY

Backstrap: NONE

Peghead Veneer: EBONY

Bracing: CV BRACING PATTERN W/RELIEF ROUT
BINDING

Material
WOOD
Body
ROSEWOOD
Fretboard
ROSEWOOD
Peghead
ROSEWOOD
Armrest
NONE
Heel
CapROSEWOOD
Sound
HoleROSEWOOD

PURFLING

Material: FIBER

Body-top: B/W/B AB GREEN SELECT B/WB

Body-back: W/RED/W

Body-sides: W/RED/W

Fretboard: NONE

Peghead: NONE

Back Strip: B/W/B

Rosette: B/W/B

Sound Hole: NONE

ROSETTE

Rosette Size: 900 SERIES SINGLE RING BOUND

Rosette Material: ABALONE

INLAYS

Peghead Logo: MOP

Fretboard: CINDY

Peghead: CINDY

Bridge: CINDY

Edge Trim: YES   ABALONE

Fingerboard Ext.: YES   ABALONE
NECK

Width: 1-3/4"

Peghead Type: STANDARD

Heel length: 3-1/2"

Scale length: 25-1/2"

Number of Frets: 20

Type of Joint: SCARF

FINISH

Back/Sides: GLOSS

Top: GLOSS

Neck: SATIN

FillerBody: CLEAR Body:  CLEAR      

Neck:  BROWN Neck:  BROWN

Peghead: GLOSS

Backstrap: NONE

Stain/Sunburst:NONE
Tuners: GOTOH GOLD

Buttons: GOTOH GOLD

Nut & Saddle: BONE

Strings: ELIXIR-PHOSPHOR BRONZE-MEDIUM

Bridge Pins: EBONY W/ AB DOTS

Pickguard: NONE

Truss Rod Cover: EBONY

Electronics: EXPRESSION SYSTEM 2

Back Label: STANDARD TAYLOR OVAL - FOR USE IN EL CAJON ONLY

Case: TAYLOR DELUXE HARD SHELL CASE (BROWN)