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Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce V-Class 12-String Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Wild Honey Burst

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Overview

A compact cutaway Grand Concert acoustic-electric with figured maple back and sides and Sitka spruce top.

The Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce V-Class 12-string acoustic-electric guitar brings cutting-edge innovation to a classic instrument. Designed for discerning players, this premium Grand Concert guitar pairs a torrefied Sitka spruce top with stunning figured maple back and sides to deliver exceptional warmth, complexity and resonance. Revolutionary V-Class bracing optimizes volume, sustain and intonation for purer, more in-tune notes. The ergonomic body shape with a beveled armrest and cutaway offers playing comfort during long sessions. For amplified tones, the Expression System 2 pickup accurately conveys the nuances of your playing technique through the PA or your favorite acoustic amp. With high-end appointments like Gotoh tuners and an ebony fingerboard, the Taylor 652ce V-Class helps you achieve inspired performances every time you pick it up.

Revolutionary V-Class Bracing Boosts Volume, Sustain and Intonation

At the heart of the 652ce is Taylor's game-changing V-Class bracing. This innovative sonic engine boosts volume and sustain while largely resolving the intonation issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. You'll experience purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out. The entire fingerboard achieves greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing experience. Tuning the 652ce V-Class is easier too, with notes that sound clearer and more solid. Even harmonics ring out more uniformly up and down the neck. The V-Class bracing helps you achieve the warm, complex tone and singing sustain that make playing a 12-string so rewarding.

Cutting-Edge System 2 Pickup Captures Acoustic Tone and Dynamics

Plug in the 652ce V-Class and marvel at how accurately the Expression System 2 pickup conveys your playing nuances. This revolutionary pickup features three specially positioned and calibrated sensors that capture a dynamic range of acoustic sound unmatched by other systems. The pickup sits behind the saddle so it doesn't impede vibration or tone. Pair it with Taylor's custom-designed preamp and you'll enjoy exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness whether on stage or in the studio. The ES2 preamp provides intuitive volume, bass and treble controls to dial in your perfect sound.

Unique Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top Creates an Aged, Resonant Tone

The 652ce V-Class features a torrefied Sitka spruce top, created through a specialized roasting process that produces an aged tonal character. The torrefied spruce is highly responsive with enhanced resonance and articulation. It has the crisp, articulate high end that Sitka spruce is cherished for, along with richer overtones in the midrange and more complexity in the low end. The result is a 12-string voice with exceptional bloom and singing sustain.

Stunning Figured Maple Back and Sides Offer Warmth and Complexity

The stunning highly figured maple back and sides of the 652ce provide gorgeous visual appeal along with expanded tonal range. Maple has traditionally been prized for its focused, linear tone. Yet Taylor's maple is specially voiced for greater warmth, complexity and sustain while retaining maple's natural clarity. The figured maple offers the shimmering highs and pleasant decay you expect from maple, along with enhanced richness across the tonal spectrum. Whatever your playing style, you'll appreciate the musical versatility.

Ergonomic Body Shape Provides Comfort During Long Sessions

Taylor optimized the Grand Concert body shape for playing ease. A modest depth profile offers close-to-body feel and playing comfort. The beveled armrest and cutaway provide smooth access to even the highest frets, reducing hand fatigue. Chamfered body edges remove sharp contours for enhanced comfort whether you play seated or with a strap. The compact shape is also couch and travel friendly. Wherever inspiration strikes, the 652ce V-Class will be ready to play.

High-End Appointments Like Gotoh Tuners and Ebony Fingerboard

No detail has been overlooked on the 652ce V-Class, right down to the small appointments that make a Taylor so enjoyable to play. The guitar features ebony fingerboard and bridge, acclaimed for beauty, hardness and longevity. Gleaming antique gold Gotoh tuners provide smooth, accurate tuning stability you can rely on. Silent Satin finish enhances resonance while protecting the tonewoods. And the guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case for premium protection.

Features

  • Solid figured big leaf maple back and sides with a solid torrefied Sitka spruce top that produces greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness
  • 24-7/8" scale hard rock maple neck, genuine West African ebony fingerboard and bridge and a beveled cutaway for ultimate playing comfort
  • Gotoh 21:1 antique gold tuners with gold buttons, Expression System 2 electronics for a clear and crisp tone, whether playing acoustically or plugged-in
  • Silent Satin finish for a professional, stage-ready look

Plug this acoustic-electric in and you’re ready for the stage. Order today.

Specs

Builder's Edition 652ce V-Class 12-String Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Concert
  • Cutaway: Beveled Cutaway 
  • Top wood: Solid Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Figured Big Leaf Maple
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Silent Satin Finish with Wild Honey Burst around the body and neck
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1-7/8" (44.625 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 21:1 Antique Gold Tuners with Gold Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta Double-Compensated Saddle; Teflon-Infused Graphite Nut
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: Beveled cutaway, beveled armrest, Curve Wing bridge with double-mounted string anchoring, reverse-strung setup, Gotoh tuners, Silent Satin finish
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA
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