A Booming Taylor With An Extra Something Special
If you want a guitar that booms and can really fill the room, the 416ce-R
from Taylor Guitars is the guitar for you. A Grand Symphony style guitar, the 416ce-R has a bigger bout that the Grand Auditorium. Taylor describes this body shape as a strong strummers guitar.
"The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain." - TaylorGuitars.com
But this is not your run of the mill 416, the 416ce-R
is built with a Rosewood back and sides, as opposed to Ovangkol that traditionally adorns the 400 series. It is also worth noting, the next series in the Taylor line that gets the Rosewood treatment is the 700 series, which is a decent price jump. This makes the 416ce-R
a huge bang for the buck.
Everything You Love about a Taylor Acoustic
The Taylor 416ce-R is ready for the stage, studio or your living room and will feel right at home in your had with Taylor's signature neck that is a breeze to play. The neck is topped with an Ebony fretboard and "Renaissance" inlays.
In addition to that famous Taylor neck, this guitar is equipped with the Taylor Expression 2 pickup system. This proprietary system was specially designed by Taylor's engineers and was created to more accurately reproduce the dynamic properties of your guitar. This pickup system has only 3 low profile knobs making it easy to get a great tone while being non-intrusive.
The Bottom Line
If you love the feel looks of a Taylor but want a guitar that will keep up with big booming dreadnoughts, the Taylor 416ce-R
is your answer. This guitar sounds great and is perfect for those of us who have a heavy strum and want a little more low-end presence than a smaller body provides.