As you've no doubt heard by now, Taylor redesigned their 800-series guitars for 2014, their 40th anniversary year. They've updated the looks and performance, while maintaining essentially identical dimensions and feel.
Under the hood, the 800s get new bracing, thinner top, new glue, and—perhaps most important for letting the guitar ring—thinner finish. Now, you might be tempted to say that simply building a lighter guitar is no feat of magic; in fact, most of the handcraftsmen we already work with, like Northwood or Avalon, already do exactly this. But doing this on the scale of Taylor's manufacturing (upwards 10,000 of these 800s a year) is nothing short of remarkable.
I'm confident you'll love it as much as I do. In fact, be sure to watch our video for the Taylor 812—with the camera rolling, I heap even more praise on this particular model.
- Grand Concert body shape
- Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides
- No onboard electronics
- Includes Taylor hardshell case