Offered for sale;
Used 2011 Taylor 552CE left handed version serial number 1103317048.
This Guitar is in excellent condition, neck and frets are fine, cosmetically quite clean.
This guitar was donated to Hungry For Music, an organization that gets instruments into the hands of underprivileged kids. When they get pro guitars, we sell them and buy student guitars for Hungry For Music to distribute to kids around the country and the world.
Regarding the 552CE Taylor states:
“Players who find the traditionally bigger size of a 12-string body unwieldy will love the playing comfort of the 552ce 12-Fret. Not only does it feature a compact Grand Concert body, but the 24-7/8-inch scale length together with the 12-fret neck give players a slinky handfeel that make these among the most playable 12-strings Taylor has ever offered. The smaller body produces a wonderful focus and articulation that will sit well in an instrument mix, while the cedar top paired with mahogany back and sides imparts natural warmth that responds well to fingerstylists and other players with a light touch. Taylor’s Performance bracing is optimized to boost the power and projection evenly across the tonal spectrum. Additional features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.”
This is a great sounding and beautiful 12 string lefty, and the charitable cause is noble.
Hard-shell case included.
Body Length: 19 1/2" / Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4 3/8"
Clarity and balance reign in this small, comfortable body shape
The smaller body and tapered waist make it the ultimate studio and stage guitar
Features a short scale and lighter string tension making it easier to play
Western Red Cedar
Origin: Western North America
Cedar is less dense than spruce, and that softness typically translates into a sense of sonic warmth.
Origin: Central and South America
Mahogany is a good wood to anchor a discussion of tones, as a lot of other wood tones can be described in relation to it. Its essential sonic profile is well represented in the midrange frequencies. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, but mahogany in particular displays a lot of midrange character. That thick, present midrange sound is sometimes described in guitar circles as meaty, organic or even chewy; wherever a player digs in on the fretboard, they're tapping into the core of the harmonic content of what a guitar produces. Those great midrange frequencies produce overtones that stack up and produce bloom, giving the sound extra girth. When one hears the resulting harmonics, the chewy tone serves up a big mouthful of midrange. As a popular tonewood for many decades, mahogany has been used on scads of old school acoustic recordings, and that sonic heritage carries across various strains of roots music, from blues to folk to slack key.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s
ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented
behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
String Type: Steel
Number of Strings: 12
Body Shape: Grand Concert 12-Fret
Body Style: Single Cutaway left handed
Top Wood: Cedar
Back & Sides Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Body Bracing: Performance 12-string
Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Ivoroid Century
Number of Frets: 18
Scale Length: 24.875"
Tuning Machines: Taylor nickel
Nut/Saddle Material: Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width: 1.875"
Electronics: Expression System 2
Body Length: 19.5"
Body Width: 15"
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