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2023 Taylor 618e Antique Blonde

by Taylor
Original price $3,499.00 - Original price $3,499.00
Original price
$3,499.00 - $3,499.00
Current price $3,499.00
Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra 
Boasting a modern feel and articulate response, the Taylor Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra models offer the deep rumble and rich sustain of a traditional jumbo, but with a wider waist to unleash a versatile, yet powerful sound—while the sonically transparent maple back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness.
600 Series 
Frequently used for electric guitar tops, the sonic transparency of the maple used in Taylor’s 600 series guitars makes them reflective of both the guitar design and the player’s touch. Pairing V-Class bracing with a Sitka spruce top—Bob Taylor’s favorite top-wood choice—which provides additional strength and elasticity, 600 series guitars respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors, from warm to bright, depending on the player’s nuanced attack.

Grand Orchestra 
The Grand Orchestra is Taylor’s biggest, deepest body shape, designed to represent the latest evolution of the Taylor “Jumbo” style. Featuring a wider waist than typical jumbos, Grand Orchestra models harness V-Class voicing architecture to unleash a powerful sound—projecting a deep rumble and rich sustain, while also boasting heightened touch sensitivity for wide dynamic range and increased versatility.

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Concert features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment,  resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy. 

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.

Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Bracing: V-Class Bracing
Pickguard: Dark Stained Maple
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Body Width: 16 3/4"
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Body Length: 20 5/8"
Body Depth: 5"