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Taylor Presentation Series PS56ce Grand Symphony Macassar Ebony Acoustic-Electric 12-String Guita

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The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of their Presentation Series are each unique and always spectacula...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gorgeous appointments make this a looker while exceptional construction make it a joy to play.

The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of their Presentation Series are each unique and always spectacular. Together with the many other finely composed design details that adorn these guitars, Taylor's rich aesthetic forms a vibrant visual symphony that’s highlighted by sparkling paua abalone inlays and trim. A hand-sculpted ebony armrest elevates the playing experience in elegant and ergonomic fashion, making an artistic statement about the inspirational nature of thoughtful craftsmanship.

Includes hardshell case.

Grand Auditorium
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightely wider "waist" area, and the bigger sound board (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.

Tonewoods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation.

Electronics
Taylor's 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. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. 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. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

Other Features
Premium features include an ebony armrest, paua "Nouveau" fretboard inlay, paua trim (on the top, back, sides, fretboard extension, fretboard, peghead and armrest), cocobolo backstrap, peghead and bridge inlays, bone nut, and abalone dot bridge pins

The Taylor Difference
Premium features include an ebony armrest, paua "Nouveau" fretboard inlay, paua trim (on the top, back, sides, fretboard extension, fretboard, peghead and armrest), cocobolo backstrap, peghead and bridge inlays, bone nut, and abalone dot bridge pins

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Macassar Ebony
  • Bracing pattern: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss 6.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.875 in. (47.6 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-Band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold Tuners with Gold Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone Nut, Micarta "Wave" Saddle
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: See "Other Features" above
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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