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Taylor Guitars 856ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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With the rebirth of the 800 series, master luthier Andy Powers sought to highlight the distinctive characteristics and unique acoustic voice of each different body shape. The 800 Series reaches levels of quality rarely seen in acoustic guitar construction. Featuring beautiful sound from a beautiful 12-string, exquisite Taylor appointments, and unsurpassed amplification, this 856ce Grand Symphony is absolute 12-string perfection.   

Beautiful Sound from a Beautiful 12-String
Harnessing the full-spectrum of sound from rosewood, the expressive Taylor 856ce 12-string is the perfect mixture of power, balance, and crystal-clear articulation. A Sitka spruce top combined with Advanced Performance bracing and tone-enhancing Relief Rout gives the 856ce a richer, sweeter sound with more low-end than ever before. The 856ce will give you the full response that you'd expect from a larger-body 12-string, so you can strum chords and attain a thick, powerful response when flatpicking or playing fingerstyle arrangements. For a beautiful glossy luster without sacrificing tonal response, the body of the 856ce is dressed up in a 3.5 mils full-gloss finish that's over 40 percent thinner.

Exquisite Taylor Appointments
This tastefully appointed 856ce Grand Symphony makes use of some of the finest materials available. The body, peghead, fingerboard and heelcap are all bound by pale maple. A matching pale maple back strip adds a nice aesthetic touch. To showcase the rosewood-rich heritage of the 800 series, as well as the wood's natural beauty, the 856ce is adorned with stunning rosewood accents which include rosewood trim along the top edge, a gorgeous rosewood pickguard that's perfectly matched with the back and sides, and a stunning green abalone rosette outlined with rosewood.

Unsurpassed Amplification
Taylor spares no expense with their 800 Series. That means that with all the beautiful construction and excellent sound quality, this guitar can be plugged in and played out. This Grand Symphony 12-string is outfitted with Expression System 2 electronics, a high-quality pickup/preamp combo that is great for studio or live work. With an innovative undersaddle pickup design from Taylor, you'll have all the sound of each of the 12 strings flowing through your sound system.


  • 12-String Grand Symphony Body with Florentine Cutaway
  • Sitka Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
  • 800 Series Appointments and Tone-Enhancing Refinements
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Taylor 856ce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash 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


by PowerReviews
Body Size/Shape Grand Symphony
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Cutaway Florentine
Top/Body Finish Gloss 3.5 Mil
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 800
Model 856ce

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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