Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

$3,299.00 $4,238.00

Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Here is Taylor's new 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. All new for 2014. Bring out your D28's and lets have a comparison. 

Dreadnought

Tonal Enhancement: Powerful top-end response

Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars says: The Dreadnought is the quintessential bluegrass guitar, and I wanted to bring a big, robust top-end response out of our 810. As a Dreadnought, it easily provides the low-end power I want, but where I’ve found some Dreadnoughts lacking over the years is that the low-end power comes at the expense of a weak upper register. If I’m playing in a bluegrass band and standing next to a mandolin player and a banjo player, I don’t want my turn for a solo to come and have everybody in the band go, “Shhh…it’s the guitar solo.” It makes you feel like a disappointment. So we worked to create a more vibrant kind of Dreadnought. The challenge is that the body’s wider waist typically doesn’t give quite the tonal separation needed to generate a powerful upper register. To me, our Dreadnought design is a really beautiful modern interpretation of a traditional steel-string guitar. [Taylor designer] Larry Breedlove drew the most recent version of it a couple of years ago and did a great job. It has a refined look to it; it’s not a big, boxy, heavy-looking thing. This guitar looks like wearing a tuxedo with cowboy boots. It’s dressed up, but is ready to hop on a horse and ride away from the ball. Between the new bracing and other tonal enhancements, we were able to articulate that treble punch. This Dreadnought will yield plenty of low end and midrange, but the distinctive twist for this instrument is turbo-charged power.

Specifications

ShapeDreadnought
List Price $4,178
Number of Strings6
Back/Side WoodIndian Rosewood
Scale length25-1/2"
Top WoodSitka Spruce
Body Length20"
ElectronicsExpression System 2®
Body Width16"
CutawayNone
Body Depth4 5/8"
Nut & SaddleTusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width1-3/4"
Neck/HeelTropical Mahogany
BracingAdvanced Performance with Relief Rout
Fretboard WoodEbony
Fretboard InlayElement
Headstock OverlayEbony
BindingMaple .080"
Bridge InlayNone
Bridge PinsEbony with Abalone Dots
TunersTaylor Nickel
Truss Rod CoverEbony
Back/Side FinishGloss 3.5
Top FinishGloss 3.5
Neck FinishSatin
PickguardRosewood
CaseTaylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Number of Frets20
Armrest BindingNone
Back Config2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap WoodNone
Backstrap FinishNone
Brand of StringsElixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
ButtonsNickel
Edge TrimIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard ExtNone
Fretboard BindingMaple
Heel Cap BindingMaple
Heel length3-1/2"
Peghead FinishGloss
Peghead InlayNone
Peghead BindingMaple
Peghead LogoTaylor Mother of Pearl
Peghead TypeStandard
Rosette Mat.Abalone
Rosette SizeSingle Ring
Stain/SunburstNone
Type of Neck JointScarf
WedgeNone
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  • Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
  • Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
  • Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
  • Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
  • Taylor 810e Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar