Taylor 656ce ES2
Includes Hard Case
Manufacturer's ID: 656ce
What we say:
At a Glance:
The Taylor 656ce is a Grand Orchestra 12-string acoustic from the brand's unique 600 Series. It is beautifully designed and boasts a torrefied spruce top, hand-rubbed 'brown sugar' back and sides and a great pickup system.
Features We Love:
Torrefied Spruce Top
The 656ce features a torrefied spruce top. This is a very old technique whereby the wood is roasted in a high temperature, low oxygen room for a long period of time. This is done to remove as much of the wood’s moisture as possible. The genuine practical result of this is that the cell structure of the wood is permanently altered. This makes the wood resistant to temperature and humidity. It also makes it sound deeper, dryer and more strident. The result is that these models sound eerily similar to guitars from decades and even a century ago. In other words, torrefied tops make for true vintage tone.
"Brown Sugar" Back and Sides
The back and sides of the Taylor 656ce are hand-rubbed with a ‘Brown Sugar’ stain to complement to deep, vintage style top.
Grand Orchestra Body Size
The Grand Orchestra body size allows you to really work those strings. It provides a great amount of volume and projection. If you are a singer who would like a 12 string to accompany you as you sing, this model will ably fill a room with shimmering, glittering notes and rhythms.
Expression System 2
This is widely recognised as one of the greatest acoustic pickup systems available. It translates every ounce of tone, detail and dynamic from your fingertips, strings and guitar wood. This gives the audience an accurate and fully realistic translation of your performance.
- True vintage tone
- Large, open, beautiful sound
- Ebony binding and pickguard
- Beautiful, high quality, all-solid woods
What's in the Box?
- Taylor 656ce
- Taylor Hard Case
|Number of Strings||12|
|Top Wood||Torrefied Sitka|
|Electronics||Expression System 2®|
|Body Width||16 1/4"|
|Body Depth||4 5/8"|
|Nut & Saddle||Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle|
|Neck/Heel||Hard Rock Maple|
|Bracing||Advanced Performance with Relief Rout|
|Fretboard Inlay||Grained Ivoroid Wings|
|Truss Rod Cover||Ebony|
|Case||Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Back Config||2-piece No Wedge|
|Backstrap Wood||Ebony with Inlay|
|Brand of Strings||Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Lights|
|Heel Cap Binding||Ebony|
|Peghead Inlay||Grained Ivoroid Wings|
|Peghead Logo||Grained Ivoroid|
|Rosette Size||Single Ring|
|Type of Neck Joint||Scarf|
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