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Old 05-25-2019, 11:06 AM
musicmandave musicmandave is offline
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Default Dropped to $2175+ Stunning Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra 1st Ed. (Sitka/Big Leaf Maple)

Transaction did not go through, so this beauty is back on the market! Priced for quick sale at $2175 net to me (buyer pays shipping and any fees).

This is a gorgeous Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra rare "First Edition" in pristine condition. Only 100 of these guitars were made, featuring beautiful appointments and extras, including the inlay on the headstock not found on the regular production model. This was the first guitar designed for Taylor by luthier Andy Powers, and it is incredible!

With its stunning Sitka Spruce Top (featuring some bearclaw) and three-dimensional Big Leaf Maple back and sides, it delivers an incredibly balanced sound from a big guitar. You feel the piano-like bass in your chest, and the highs have a nice sparkle. A dream to play. Not a mark on it. Recently assessed by a pro guitar tech - neck is perfect, no fret wear. 1 3/4" nut width.

I had an L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system professionally installed, but the original Taylor Expression System preamp, controls and wiring are still intact (Note: Taylor ES endpin jack component is not currently inside the body of the guitar, but will be provided - it would be easy to swap out the Baggs if desired to revert to factory condition).

The guitar has barely been played, used a handful of times in my pro studio, and always kept humidified in its case with a digital hygrometer.

Comes with original Taylor hardshell case (also mint), First Edition leather strap and certificate, extra bone saddle (brand new, made by the great Bob Colosi - never installed), and the hygrometer.

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:54 PM
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Can the baggs and ES be used at the same time as a dual source? Are there 2 output jacks or are both wired into one jack?
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:11 PM
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Can the baggs and ES be used at the same time as a dual source? Are there 2 output jacks or are both wired into one jack?
Hi, thanks for your interest in the Taylor! It's set up with one endpin jack, and you can only use one pickup system or the other. The ES wiring was secured inside the body of the guitar for warranty purposes. I suppose it could be modded to do what you're suggesting, but I found the Baggs to be such a huge improvement over the ES that it never crossed my mind. Let me know if you any other questions.

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Old 06-08-2019, 01:37 PM
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Default PRICE DROP! Stunning Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra 1st Edition - $2495 + shipping

Hi Folks, I've dropped the price to $2495 + $95 shipping! Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:20 PM
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Hey folks, just a courtesy endorsement of this fine instrument. I have the 2006 version of this guitar and sadly mine does not have all the added appointments listed for this one. However, it's a beautiful guitar to see, a joy to play and has volume and complex dynamics for days. Don't let the maple haters seduce you, this is an amazing deal on a great guitar. Good luck with your sale Dave.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:47 PM
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Thanks leew3! It really is a special guitar. Maple is actually the perfect choice for this body style - such amazing tonal balance.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:53 PM
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Default PRICE DROP! Stunning Taylor 1st Ed. 618e Grand Orchestra Sitka/Maple - $2295+shipping

Bump for big price drop!

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Old 06-27-2019, 01:32 PM
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Default Another price drop - free shipping!

Bump for price drop / free shipping! I have an interested party on Reverb, but would rather sell here. Don't miss out!
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:39 PM
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Bump for FINAL price drop! This is an exceptional deal for an incredible guitar. Msg me if you're interested in the next 24 hours, otherwise I may reconsider and take it off the market.

Thanks!
Dave
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:30 PM
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Sold on reverb.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:35 AM
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Default bump - back on the market and priced for quick sale!

bump - back on the market and priced for quick sale!
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:22 PM
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bump for the best low end I've ever heard on an acoustic guitar!
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:40 AM
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bump for the stunning 3D big leaf maple back and sides!
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Old 07-28-2019, 01:22 PM
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Bump for rare "first edition" appointments and extras!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:36 PM
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bump for spectacular guitar in pristine condition - priced to move, but open to reasonable offers. Thanks!
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