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Taylor Guitars 456ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Taylor 400 series allows players to enjoy solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs beautifully with Sitka spruce and will satisfy a wide range of players. Each instrument comes standard with a three-ring rosette, a tortoise pickguard and white binding that applies a crisp complement against the mottled brown hues of ovangkol. New for 2015, all of the Taylor 400 series instruments now feature a beautiful full-gloss body finish, pearl dot fingerboard inlays, and Taylor's premium Expression System 2 electronics for peerless plugged-in performance.

A 12-string version of Taylor's bold-sounding 400 series Grand Symphony model, the 456ce boasts a Sitka spruce top, solid ovangkol back & sides, and specially-voiced 12-string bracing to produce a beautiful, rich and shimmering 12-string tone. A smooth Venetian cutaway allows for superb upper fret access while catering to its elegant looks. The sleek tropical mahogany neck and low action ebony fingerboard play like a dream in comparison to other 12-string necks. Whether you're recording in the studio, playing a small coffee shop gig, or playing on stage in a mix with other instruments, the onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics will faithfully convey the 456ce's natural acoustic voice through any acoustic amp or PA system. A set of Taylor nickel tuners, a Tusq nut, and an ebony bridge with a Micarta saddle round out this beautiful, stage-ready package. Includes hardshell case. Includes hardshell case.

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

Get your Taylor 456ce 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.

⚠️This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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The great thing about a Taylor acoustic guitar is that it sounds like a Taylor acoustic guitar. The sound rings out clearly and crisply. This particular guitar has a Grand Symphony body with a solid top made of Sitka Spruce. The satin finish of the neck lets your hand glide across the 20 frets, for an easy way to play. This guitar is for an experienced user who knows what they want, and how much they want to spend. It is definitely worth every penny spent. The ability to plug into an amp doesn't add the usual amount of distortion that you might expect, thankfully. It still has the same clear, albeit louder, sound expected from Taylor.

Sam M.

Indianapolis, IN.

456ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape Grand Symphony
Body Wood Ovangkol
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
Cutaway Venetian
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-7/8"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 400
Model 456ce

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.

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