Joining the growing family of master-crafted Builder’s Edition guitars, this 652ce is a 12-string for a new generation of acoustic guitarist. Built with figured Big Leaf maple for the back and sides with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, this model’s shimmering, octave-rich tone benefits from maple’s clarity and focus, offering an expressive, easily-recorded sound that will inspire players to expand their sonic palette. V-Class bracing delivers a unique boost in the 12-string configuration, adding texture and tonal bloom as notes resonate with increased sustain and power, while the guitar takes on additional punch resulting from the reversed string orientation. Placing the fundamental string at the top of each pair adds warmth and body, and our new double-mounted string anchoring system provides cleaner intonation with each string crossing the saddle at the same point. Our special roasting process draws a more aged-in, sweetened response from the torrefied spruce top, and the 12-fret setup brings the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout for stronger midrange presence and a slinkier, more relaxed feel for your fretting hand. This 652ce is appointed to deliver a playing experience that matches its robust tone, with chamfered body and fretboard edges, a smooth Curve Wing bridge, and beveled armrest and cutaway providing a truly fluid, intimate connection between player and instrument. Like many of its Builder’s Edition counterparts, this 12-string is finished in an edgburst-hued Silent Satin sheen that reduces incidental noise for clean recordings, along with Scepter inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl for an artful, eye-catching visual character. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Concert Top Wood Sitka Spruce Body Wood Maple Number of Strings 6 Electroniocs Expression System 2 Cutaway Beveled Scale Length 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing V-Class Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony Pickguard None Number of Frets 18 Tuners Gotoh Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 19 1/2" Body Width 15" Body Depth 4 3/8" Binding/Edge Treatment None Top Finish Silent Satin Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Silent Satin Armrest Binding Beveled, Neo-Tropical Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Big Leaf Maple Stain/Sunburst Wild Honey Burst Top/Back/Sides/Neck Wedge None Armrest yes Neck Width 1-7/8" Fretboard Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4" Peghead Finish Satin Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony Peghead Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony Buttons Gold Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim Maple 1204290024
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