Taylor K66ce 12-String Grand Symphony Cutaway ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The exotic beauty of koa tonewood complemented by maple trim and island vine fretboard inlay in an ample 12-string body.

The 12-string K66ce features Hawaiian koa, a tonewood with captivating beauty that is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal. It also has a Venetian cutaway to give it soft round lines and you easier access to the higher notes on the fretboard.

Grand Symphony
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

Koa

A tropical hardwood from the Big Island of Hawaii, koa's tone blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple. Due to its density, a new koa guitar tends to start out sounding a little bright and tight, somewhat like maple. But the more a koa guitar is played, the more the sound opens up, expanding the midrange and rewarding the player with a richer, sweeter, more resonant tone. A common mistake is when a bright player buys a koa guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to warm up. It goes goes well with fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Note: Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).

Expression System 2
The K66ce features Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2), a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

12-String Bracing
Twelve-strings generally employ heavier braces than 6-strings in order to handle the increased tension of twice the number of strings, and to prevent the top from being overdriven. Taylor 12-strings have thicker tops, thicker pin plates, and heavier, non-scalloped bracing, to support the top and adequately amplify the tone of the guitar.

Features
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Number of Strings: 12
  • Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Hawaiian Koa
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 16-1/4"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Nut and Saddle: Bone
  • Neck Width: 1-7/8"
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Island Vine
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Gold
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-Piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Buttons: Gold
  • Edge Trim: Maple
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Heel Cap Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Heel length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Inlay: Island Vine
  • Peghead Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Maple
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Rosewood/Maple/Rosewood
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

You'll say aloha for a long time with this gorgeous Taylor. Order today!

 
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