Taylor 400 Series 458e Grand Orchestra 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
12 String Acoustic Guitars
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Exotic ovangkol body coupled with industry standard Sitka spruce top for a well-balanced attack.
Taylor’s Grand Orchestra 12-strings are voiced to pump out a powerful sound loaded with lush detail and richly ringing octave shimmer. The ovangkol/spruce 458e leverages ovangkol’s naturally full-range tone profile — similar to that of rosewood with a bit more midrange — to create an expansive, well-balanced 12-string sound. Lively strummers will enjoy exploring the expressive musical personality of this big-bodied acoustic. With Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 electronics, all that double-course detail will translate into a clear amplified voice.
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.
An African relative of rosewood, ovangkol shares many of rosewood’s tonal properties, including a wide spectrum from lows and highs. Differences include a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble response resembling that of koa.
Expression System 2
Taylor’s breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.
- Body type:Grand Orchestra
- Top wood:Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides:Ovangkol
- Bracing pattern:Standard with Relief Rout
- Body finish:Gloss
- Orientation:Right handed
- Neck shape:Info not available
- Nut width:1.875" (47.62mm)
- Neck wood:TropicalMahogany
- Scale length:25.5"
- Number of frets:20
- Neck finish:Satin
- Configuration:Behind the saddle pickup
- Preamp EQ:No
- Feedback filter:No
- Headstock overlay:Indian Rosewood
- Tuning machines:Nickel
- Saddle & nut:Micarta/Tusq
- Number of strings:6-string
- Special features:Tonewoods
- Case:Hardshell case
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