Newly added to the Builder's Edition roster for 2020, this is the Taylor 652ce built with a torrefied Sitka spruce top and figured Big Leaf maple for the back and sides. This lush 12-string model offers octave-rich tone benefits from maple’s clarity and focus, offering an expressive, easily-recorded sound that will inspire players to expand their sonic palette. V-Class bracing delivers a unique boost in the 12-string configuration, adding texture and tonal bloom as notes resonate with increased sustain and power, while the guitar takes on additional punch resulting from the reversed string orientation. Placing the fundamental string at the top of each pair adds warmth and body, and Taylor’s new double-mounted string anchoring system provides cleaner intonation with each string crossing the saddle at the same point. Taylor’s special roasting process draws a more aged-in, sweetened response from the torrefied spruce top, and the 12-fret setup brings the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout for stronger midrange presence and a slinkier, more relaxed feel for your fretting hand. This 652ce is appointed to deliver a playing experience that matches its robust tone, with chamfered body and fretboard edges, a smooth Curve Wing bridge, and beveled armrest and cutaway providing a truly fluid, intimate connection between player and instrument. Like many of its Builder’s Edition counterparts, this 12-string is finished in an edgburst-hued Silent Satin sheen that reduces incidental noise for clean recordings, along with Scepter inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl for an artful, eye-catching visual character. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork
- Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst Finish
- Chambered Grand Concert Body
- Figured Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides
- Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top with Beveled Armrest
- Hard Rock Maple Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- Mother of Pearl Scepter Inlays, Big Leaf Maple Rosette
- V-Class Bracing
- 24-7/8” Scale Length
- 15" Fretboard Radius
- 1.75" Nut Width
- 20 Frets
- Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
- Curve Wing Ebony Bridge
- 5 lbs, 2 oz.
- .840" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .890" Neck Thickness at 9th Fret
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