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Taylor 456ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars, like this 456ce Grand Symphony 12-String acoustic-el...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Amazing strummer with versatile tonewood pairing, comfortable Venetian cutaway design and reliable electronics.

Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars, like this 456ce Grand Symphony 12-String acoustic-electric, continue to be discovered and embraced by players, thanks in part to a compelling full-range tone profile that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol's natural tonal breadth and dynamic range fit many different playing applications and body styles. An all-gloss body adds a burnished complexion that ties ovangkol's toasted golden color tones together with the buttery Sitka Spruce top. All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
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.

Tonewood Pairing

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. Solid ovangkol back and sides complement the top with a sound that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol is an African relative of rosewood that shares a wide tonal spectrum from lows to highs, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble that resembles koa.

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
Building remarkable 12-strings is part of Taylor's heritage. Their ease-of- play, their neck stability, their intonation and their overall tone has made them the most popular 12-strings on the market. Taylor's slim neck profile along with the Taylor neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" possible in a 12-string guitar.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
  • Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light strings
  • Black plastic truss rod cover
  • Plastic 3-ring rosette
  • White body binding
  • White fretboard binding/edge treatment
  • 4 mm dot Italian acrylic fretboard inlay
  • Scarf neck joint
  • NIckel buttons

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Ovangkol
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance (Standard III with relief rout)
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor 12-String
  • Nut width: 1.87" (47.6 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • 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 West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/TUSQ
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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