Taylor 618ce Prototype Grand Orchestra Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Case
This guitar is a prototype cutaway version of the prized 618e Grand Orchestra guitar. PLEASE NOTE:
Due to it’s unique nature, the case for this guitar is actually a Jumbo Taylor case (was made before they had a case built for the body size) but an actual Grand Orchestra case is available upon request.
Bright, brassy highs, and surprisingly robust lows make this flame Maple beauty rise above the din. The GO’s larger body size makes it perfect for large ensemble accompaniment when you need to cut through the mix yet project with assertiveness and attitude. You haven’t heard a maple this big-sounding
The newest shape to join the Taylor family unleashes the boldest, richest voice available in a Taylor guitar. Just as the Grand Symphony yields a deeper, more powerful voice than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Orchestra stands out as a more robust alternative to the Grand Symphony. The GO shape features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. Under the hood, a new bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain. What separates the Grand Orchestra from other big-bodied guitars is how balanced the tone is from top to bottom, especially given its brawny bass. And unlike other big-body guitars that require an aggressive attack to get the top moving, the GO is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound that’s brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra won’t disappoint. From big cowboy chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements, the Grand Orchestra might be the most expressive and versatile big guitar you ever play.
This 618ce Grand Orchestra features premium Big Leaf Maple back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, Adirondack Spruce bracing, side bracing, 600 Series appointments with additional Twisted Oval headstock inlay, and Expression System electronics.