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Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra Maple Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Sitka Spruce Top | Maple Back and Sides | Hard Rock Maple Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Non-cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral Case

The Evolution of Maple

Many players consider maple to be a love-it-or-hate-it tonewood—until now. Taylor's 600 Series features Big Leaf maple as you've never heard it before, revoiced by master guitar designer Andy Powers to produce more low-end presence, warmth, and tonal breadth. The result is a lineup of acoustic guitars boasting solid maple back and sides paired with spruce tops, offering a uniquely player-reflective experience with a sound that responds differently to every pair of hands. Torrefied spruce tops add depth and projection, and V-Class bracing punches up more volume and sustain. Maple's clarity and articulation make the 600 Series a great choice for fingerstyle players or lead guitarists, but virtually all players will appreciate their versatility and visual beauty.

Recently reintroduced after our redesign of the commanding Grand Orchestra body shape, the 618e offers an experience unlike any other in the Taylor line. This model features our largest body style made with solid Big Leaf maple and Sitka spruce, resulting in a vibrant, warm, transparent sound that's uniquely reflective of each individual player's stylistic quirks and technique. Boasting an appointment package reserved for Grand Orchestra models, the 618e sports Mission fretboard and peghead inlays in mother-of-pearl, maple binging with koa purfling, a single-ring paua rosette, and a glossy Antique Blonde finish treatment. It ships with ES2 electronics and a hardshell case.


  • Grand Orchestra body offers power and sensitivity
  • Solid maple highlights reflect your signature style
  • V-Class bracing for projection and sustain
  • Soft-touch responsiveness for a wide dynamic range
  • Features ES2 pickup and includes hardshell case


  • Scale Length25-1/2"
  • BracingV-Class Bracing
  • PickguardDark Stained Maple
  • TunersTaylor Nickel
  • StringsPhosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Width16 3/4"
  • Nut & SaddleBlack Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod CoverWest African Crelicam Ebony
  • Number of Frets20
  • CaseTaylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Body Length20 5/8"
  • Body Depth5"