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Taylor Guitars 656ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1105166116)


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You are looking at a Taylor 656ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1105166116. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

Taylor Guitars is excited to reintroduce the popular maple 600 series models for the 2015 model year. Incorporating several enhanced design features and premium materials, each Taylor 600 series guitar has a beautiful voice and a truly remarkable tonal character in that's warmer, richer and more complex in comparison to other maple-bodied guitars. Unique 600 series features consist of torrefied tops, revoiced body shapes with specially-voiced bracing and wood thicknesses for each shape, a thin finish with a beautiful violin-hued 'Brown Sugar' body stain, tone-enhancing protein glue adhesives, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, and new elegant aesthetic appointments that offer a strikingly fresh take on a Taylor favorite.

If you're looking for a 12-string acoustic-electric with a shimmering voice, beautiful aesthetics, and more than enough volume and power to fill up a room, look no further. Crafted with all of the 600 series sonic enhancements, this Taylor 656ce Grand Symphony 12-String gives their maple/spruce 12-string model a warmer, thicker, more robust sound -- especially in the low end. The 656ce still retains that gorgeous 12-string jangle, and every octave can be heard with exceptional clarity. Capped with an ebony fingerboard, the hard rock maple neck is carved into a comfortable profile and plays like a dream despite its wider dimensions (1-7/8" nut width). The 656ce also employs other tone-enhancing refinements including protein glue adhesive and a super-thin 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. The back & sides are also adorned with a new, hand-rubbed "Brown Sugar" stain that highlights maple's enticing flame figure. Elegant 600 series adornments include new grained ivoroid Wings fingerboard inlays, ebony binding with grained ivoroid purfling, an abalone rosette outlined with ebony & grained ivoroid, and a striped ebony pickguard & inlaid ebony backstrap that offer a stunning visual complement the Brown Sugar-stained body. From the stage to the studio, the onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics will faithfully convey the natural acoustic voice of the 656ce. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case.

Click on the More Info tab above to find out more about the groundbreaking Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Get your Taylor 656ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width 1-7/8"
Neck Wood Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Figured Maple
Top Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Other Features Grand Symphony Body with Venetian Cutaway

Revoiced Body Shape with Customized Bracing Scheme Featuring Maple-Specific Back Bracing and Wood Thicknesses

3.5-mil Gloss Finish with Brown Sugar Stain on Back & Sides

Tone-Enhancing Protein Glue Adhesives for Optimal Resonance and Tonal Transfer

Expression System 2 Electronics

Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle

New Ivoroid Fretboard Inlay

Binding with Ivoroid Purfling

Abalone Rosette with Ebony & Ivoroid Edging

Ebony Backstrap with Inlay

Striped Ebony Pickguard
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 600
Model 656ce

Taylor 600 Series: Redesigned for 2015

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics

Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.