Presenting the Taylor 656CE Grand Symphony 12-String in Maple.
Taylor’s latest design refinements add extra overall girth to their 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. The 656CE's 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 new Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The 656CE also features a Venetian cutaway and comes with a deluxe brown Taylor hardshell case.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Pickguard: Striped Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay
Rosette Material: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
Stain/Sunburs: tBrown Sugar
Neck Width: 1-7/8"
Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge Pins: Ebony
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