Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce 12-String Grand Concert Torrefied Spruce/Big Leaf Maple Wild Honey Burst ES2

12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce 12-String Grand Concert Torrefied Spruce/Big Leaf Maple Wild Honey Burst ES2

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  • $4,199.00
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Description & Specs

Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.


From Taylor:

Joining the growing family of master-crafted Builder’s Edition guitars, this 652ce is a 12-string for a new generation of acoustic guitarist. Built with figured Big Leaf maple for the back and sides with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, this model’s shimmering, 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 our new double-mounted string anchoring system provides cleaner intonation with each string crossing the saddle at the same point. Our 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.

Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 18
Tuners: Gotoh
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
Armrest Binding: Beveled, Neo-Tropical
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Big Leaf Maple
Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top/Back/Sides/Neck
Wedge: None
Armrest: Yes

Neck Width: 1-7/8"
Fretboard Inlay: Scepter, Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/4"

Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Scepter, Mother of Pearl
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Buttons: Gold
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: Maple

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