Taylor 656ce ES2

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Taylor 656ce ES2

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Bundle Price: £3,734.00

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


Shape Grand Symphony
Number of Strings 12
Back/Side Wood Maple
Scale length 25-1/2"
Top Wood Torrefied Sitka
Body Length 20"
Electronics Expression System 2®
Body Width 16 1/4"
Cutaway Venetian
Body Depth 4 5/8"
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width 1-7/8"
Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings
Headstock Overlay Ebony
Binding Ebony
Bridge Pins Ebony
Tuners Taylor Nickel
Truss Rod Cover Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Pickguard Striped Ebony
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Number of Frets 20
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Wood Ebony with Inlay
Backstrap Finish Gloss
Brand of Strings Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Lights
Buttons Nickel
Fretboard Binding Ebony
Heel Cap Binding Ebony
Heel length 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish Gloss
Peghead Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Binding Ebony
Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Type Standard
Rosette Size Single Ring
Stain/Sunburst Brown Sugar
Type of Neck Joint Scarf
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