From Taylor –
“This 8-string baritone guitar opens the door to a fantastic new tonal palette. It serves up a husky lower-register voicing (it’s tuned from B to B) with a touch of octave sparkle on two middle strings.
Beyond dropping songs into a more comfortable vocal range, it makes a really cool musical tool for recording or live gigs — imagine an acoustic singer-songwriter duo with one acoustic guitar capo’d up, a baritone 8, and two voices. Or to bring to jam sessions with friends. Or just for fresh songwriting inspiration. The baritone also lives in the musical range of vintage acoustic blues (12-strings used to be downtuned to make them playable).
This limited edition features our classic baritone body style, the bold-voiced Grand Symphony, and the wood pairing of sapele back and sides with a mahogany top. Both have dry tonal properties with a strong fundamental response that suits a baritone 8 (with a baritone’s lower fundamental notes, the high-pitch overtone series can interfere with other notes, so dry-sounding woods tend to be preferred for baritones). Standard 300 Series appointments fit the baritone vibe with a satin finish and a shaded edgeburst around the dark mahogany top. Played through our ES2 electronics, the guitar can unleash a deep and rich sonic presence.”
This baritone 8-string invites players to experience an inspiring and versatile sonic palette that’s also surprisingly accessible. The Grand Symphony baritone incorporates two additional octave strings (paired with the third and fourth strings) that add a splash of 12-string shimmer.
The guitar’s lower register makes it easier to sing your favourite songs and hit notes that might otherwise be hard to reach — all without the need to transpose or retune. And if you want to play in standard tuning, simply use a 12-string capo on the fifth fret.
The baritone also makes a wonderful textural complement together with another guitar, allowing you to play bass parts or chord voicing variations with a pleasing mix of depth and shimmer.
The sapele/mahogany tonewood pairing yields a smooth balance of power, articulation, and sustain. A shaded edgeburst and all-satin finish add to the earthy, neo-vintage aesthetic personality.
Brand - Taylor Guitars
Model - 326E-LTD Baritone-8
Type - Grand Symphony
Top Wood - Tropical Mahogany
Top Finish - Satin Shaded Edgeburst
Bracing - Baritone
Back & Sides Wood - Sapele
Back & Sides Finish - Satin
Neck Wood - Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard - Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays - Small Diamonds
Scale Length - 27”
Width at Nut - 1 3/4”
Nut Material - Bone
Headstock - Indian Rosewood Headstock Overlay
Binding - Black
Tuners - Taylor Nickel
Bridge - Ebony
Saddle - Bone
Electronics - Taylor Expression System 2
This Taylor 326E-LTD Baritone-8 was bought new by its one owner in 2020. It has been meticulously looked after and presents as a new instrument. It has had nothing changed except the strings – and there are two new sets of Taylor Baritone-8 strings made epecially for this guitar included in the sale.
If you’re looking to expand your musical parameters or reinvigorate your playing or songwriting, this guitar will make an inspiring addition to your acoustic arsenal.
Comes in its brown Taylor hard shell case in new condition.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/u9KSiyjsfLY