Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style the Grand Symphony 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer and dynamic fingerstylists will enjoy the thick full-bodied character of the notes. As part of Taylor’s 800 Series revoicing package for 2014 the GS will sound even richer with more low-end rumble. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip rosewood top edge trim a rosewood pickguard Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl a marbled fretboard and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.