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Taylor Koa Series K66ce 12-String Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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Solid Hawaiian koa makes this guitar sound great out of the box and get even better with age.

Words fail to adequately convey what might be referred to in Hawaiian as the nani ko- kı- (supremely beautiful) appearance of Taylor's Hawaiian koa guitars, especially those featuring an all-koa body. On the Taylor K66ce 12-String Grand Symphony, they celebrate that beauty with an all-wood appointment scheme that features their fluid Island Vine fretboard inlay in blackwood and maple, along with rosewood binding and maple top trim. A hand-sprayed shaded edgeburst enhances koa’s rich blend of color, figure and grain structure, adding a tasteful vintage aura. The best part: with time and extended play, a koa guitar’s voice will only grow sweeter and warmer, especially in the midrange.

The K66ce 12-String Grand Symphony ships in a hardshell case for optimum 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. Think of the top as a speaker driver. It's also one reason why the sounboard bracing architecture is important - it helps orchestrate the movement of the top and the voice of the instrument. The back and sides help flavor the overall sound. Koa is a fairly dense tropical hardwood with a strong midrange focus similar to mahogany, with a bit of extra top-end brightness and chime. The more koa is played and has a chance to open up - especially when the back and sides are also solid koa - it promises to grow warmer and sweeter, especially in the midrange.

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.

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
  • Shaded Edge Burst finish on entire guitar
  • Maple top edge trim
  • Ebony binding
  • Blackwood/maple "Island Vine" fingerboard inlay
  • Peghead inlay

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian koa
  • Back and sides: Solid Hawaiian koa
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard III with relief rout X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.87 in. (47.6 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West 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: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor gold with gold buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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