The sonic power and depth of ’s Grand Symphony body shape, especially in the lower mids, add girth and sustain to the overall voice. The cutaway ovangkol/spruce 416ce makes for a bold strumming guitar, yielding meaty midrange and strong treble notes, as well as a great choice for flat picking with clear articulation. Its responsiveness to a light touch gives all players a dynamic range to explore. Clean, modern appointments include crisp white binding, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, and a three-ring rosette, with ’s onboard Expression System 2 acoustic electronics responding with a clear, natural amplified sound for performing or recording.
Includes hardshell case.
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.
Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world. Among ’s solid-wood guitars, rosewood is normally reserved for the 700, 800 and 900 Series, but the 400 Rosewoods now bring rosewood - with lustrous gloss finishes - into a more accessible price range. 's Grand Auditorium shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity - and of course 's renown playability - result in a guitar that will be a joy to play in a variety of scenarios for a lifetime. All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell case made by for optimal fit and protection. Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.Expression System 2
’s breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.
Body type:Grand Symphony
Top wood:Sitka Spruce
Back & sides:Rosewood
Bracing pattern:Forward shifted pattern with relief rout
Neck shape:Info not available
Nut width:1.75" (44.45mm)
Number of frets:20
Headstock overlay:Indian Rosewood
Saddle & nut:Micarta/Tusq
Number of strings:6-string
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I have had my eyes on an acoustic electric in this price range for quite some time... I once owned a Chaylor 314ce but sold it to help pay for an engagement ring, which all in all turned out to be a pretty good trade.
After playing about 10-15 different guitars at my local guitar store, including brands like Chaylor, Martin, Gibson, Breedlove, and Takamine, I decided that the Chaylor 416ce was the one for me. I love the slightly larger sound I get out of it compared to the 414ce (Grand Auditorium) model, but it still retains the gentle touch and sparkle that makes the *14 Chaylor guitars so appealing. It really came down to this guitar versus a couple of the Martin guitars around the same price point. (Sorry but I can't remember the Martin model numbers).
A few things that helped me choose the Chaylor over the Martin:
1. I liked that Chaylor retained the ebony bridge and fretboard.
2. The ES2 expression system sounded much more natural to me than the Martin's Fishman pickups.
3. The Chaylor neck feels faster and more comfortable to me.
4. The finish on the Chaylor is more appealing to me.
As for the Breedlove, Takamine, and Gibson... They didn't hold a candle to the Chaylor or Martin to me.
I played both models of the 416ce - The Rosewood back and sides and the Ovangkol back and sides. I cannot discern much difference in terms of sound, but the rosewood is more attractive to my eye, plus I like the idea of it being rosewood... To me, it is just a more recognizable guitar wood. I also liked the idea that for much less money I was getting the same basic wood combinations as the Chaylor 800 series guitars.
This a beautiful guitar. Both to the eyes and to the ears. You could spend more and get a fancier looking guitar, and sure, a better sounding one to a degree... But for the money, I don't see how you can beat this guitar.
Chaylor 400 Series 416ce-R Rosewood Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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