800 Series

With all-star tonewoods, artful appointments, top-tier craftsmanship and a distinctively bold, contemporary voice, Taylor’s 800 Series blends a seamless playing experience with unmatched clarity and balance. The time-honored combination of solid Indian rosewood with Sitka spruce produces a versatile tone rich with harmonic texture and ringing overtones, with V-Class bracing inside most models to dial up greater volume and sustain.

800 Series Models We Love

800 Grand Concert
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8"
  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
800 Grand Auditorium
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
800 Builder's Edition
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
800 Grand Theater (GT)
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4-1/4”
  • Scale Length: 24-1/8"

800 Series Features

Rosewood & Spruce: an All-Time Great Tonewood Pairing

Bob Taylor’s favorite tonewood pairing yields clear, chime-like trebles and a resonant low end around a slightly scooped midrange, serving up a broad spectrum of sound while leaving room in the mix for vocals and other instruments.

Classic Tonewoods Elevated for Sound, Style and Comfort

Ultra-thin gloss finishes ensure optimal resonance, and V-Class bracing delivers a boost to volume and sustain in all full-size steel-string models. The scaled-down GT 811e offers surprising sonic power, and rosewood armrests in the 814ce, 812ce and 812ce 12-Fret provide greater playing comfort.

Expression System 2 Acoustic Pickup

Taylor's ES2 under-saddle pickup and preamp translate the overtone-rich sound of 800 Series guitars into detailed, natural-sounding amplified tone, making it easy to plug in and play anywhere you go.

Spotlight-Worthy Aesthetic Appointments

Standard appointments include a smoky ebony fretboard and peghead veneer, ebony bridge and bridge pins, maple binding, maple fretboard and peghead purfling, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette, a full-body gloss finish (except the 818e) and Element inlays in mother-of-pearl.

Rich Acoustic Voices for All Playing Styles

Between the Builder’s Edition 814ce, the compact 811e, a pair of nylon-string models and a host of other configuration choices, the 800 Series has something to entice any discerning guitarist.

Hardshell Case Included with Every Guitar

Each model in the 800 Series, from the compact 812ce to the big, bold 818e, includes a fitted deluxe hardshell case to protect your guitar from impact damage and the effects of local climate.