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Taylor Custom 516e Grand Symphony 40th Anniversary - 2014

By Taylor

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The Taylor website described this limited edition acoustic as a dynamic, articulate and loud guitar. I can’t argue with this at all, in fact, they left out, “Piano-Like”!  This thing sounds amazing, and it’s no wonder why; it has some good old Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, coupled with a Sitka spruce top. We’ve known how good Tassie Blackwood is for many years thanks to our local geniuses, Maton and Cole Clark. This beautiful guitar projects a fantastic piano-like tone that sparkles in the tops, punches in the mids and pumps in the bottom end; it’s just a great guitar! The fit and finish is perfect and this one offers the rare “arm-rest” version which was a custom order at a mere $1000 extra! The arm rest is something that I didn’t give a second look at but when I was playing it, it really felt comfortable under the wing.  Only 50 of these beauties were made, so that, in this day and age, is a real limited edition.  Comes with its original hard shell case.


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