At the vanguard of our newly revoiced Grand Orchestra body shape, the 618e establishes a new style of bold, powerful acoustic tone within the Taylor line. Solid maple back and sides lend this big-bodied powerhouse a focused, transparent sound that adapts and reflects the style of the player, while a solid Sitka spruce top adds brilliance and clarity. The transformative introduction of V-Class bracing into the Grand Orchestra body offers players a more robust, vivid tonal response, with greater volume and sustain alongside heightened clarity and musicality that make this model even more player-reflective and a versatile choice for musicians across styles.
The touch-sensitive response balances out serious headroom and projection so that players can explore a wide dynamic range without losing balance or fading out of a mix. Appointments for this 600 Series model include maple binding with koa purfling, a single-ring paua rosette, mother-of-pearl Mission inlays, and a gloss finish treated with an Antique Blonde finish for the top, back and sides. To preserve the traditional look and feel of this jumbo-style guitar, we’ve chosen to build it without a cutaway. The 618e ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.
- Grand Orchestra Shapes
Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.
- Sitka Spruce Top Woods
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
- Maple Body Woods
Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness
- Expression System® 2 Electronics
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
- V-Class Bracing Bracing
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Grand Orchestra with Maple Back and Sides
The massive tone of maple meets a spruce top with the Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra acoustic-electric guitar. Taylor's Grand Orchestra body shape, Taylor's largest, boasts Taylor's boldest, richest voice yet, one that blends low-end power with surprising balance. The solid Sitka spruce top, Big Leaf maple back, and maple sides create a clean tone that really projects. And Taylor's ES2 electronics give you authentic acoustic tone any time you need to plug in. The Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra has a robust output, dynamic range and sensitive response for all types of players.
Choice tonewoods — Sitka spruce meets Maple
The 618e Grand Orchestra, is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features solid Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle, and the Taylor 618e's Big Leaf maple back and sides give it an extra bright and snappy tone. This guitar also features bracing that gives you better tone, response, and sustain. The Taylor 618e will give you s lifetime of great performance.
Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 618e acoustic-electric guitar. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the Taylor 618e's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.
- Grand Orchestra body shape has a bold, rich voice
- Solid Sitka spruce top with Big Leaf maple back and maple sides offer big tone and powerful projection
- 600 series advanced performance bracing offers better vibration transfer and tone
- Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
- Loud performance and uniformly responsive lows and highs