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TAYLOR 656CE ES2 (12-STRING)

STOCK CODE: TY656CE

TAYLOR 656CE ES2 (12-STRING) - NATURAL - CW/ELEC ACOUSTIC GUITAR - GRAND SYMPHONY - SPRUCE TOP / MAPLE B&S

$6,299.00

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Taylor 656ce
Taylor’s latest design refinements add extra overall girth to our maple/spruce 12-string sound, while also highlighting maple’s articulation, enabling all the octave courses to be heard. A maple-specific back bracing profile adds warmth, and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction produces an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Protein glues for the bracing and bridge boost the tonal transfer between key wood components, while an ultra-thin gloss finish minimizes dampening. A hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include grained ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.

Grand Symphony
With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.

Sitka Spruce
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.

Maple
Maple has long been associated with a bright acoustic sound, but Taylor’s maple guitars are voiced to bring out greater warmth, richness and sustain. This broadens maple’s tonal range from a single-dimension sound to a more musical, more versatile voice.

Expression System 2
Taylor’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.

Venetian
Standard on “ce” models in the 300 Series and up, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought is a bit flatter. Our Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while our 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate our flattest slope.

Shape: Grand Symphony
Number of Strings: 12
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16 1/4"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Neck Width: 1-7/8"
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Binding: Ebony
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Pickguard: Striped Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Back/Side Wood: Maple
Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka
Electronics: Expression System 2®
Cutaway: Venetian
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Bridge Inlay: None
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Edge Trim: None
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
Wedge: None

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