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Taylor 400 Series 456ce-R Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Excellent midrange with deep low end and brighter trebles.

Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world. Among Taylor’s solid-wood guitars, rosewood is normally reserved for their 700, 800 and 900 Series guitars, but the 400 Rosewoods, like this 456ce-R Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric, bring rosewood - with lustruous gloss finishes - into a more accessible price range. Taylor's Grand Symphony shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity - and, of course, Taylor's renown playability - result in a guitar that will be a joy to play in a variety of scenarios for a lifetime. The 456ce-R ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightely wider "waist" area, and the bigger sound board (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is 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 patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. 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. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

Other Features
Building remarkable 12-strings is part of Taylor's heritage. Their ease-of- play, their neck stability, their intonation and their overall tone has made them the most popular 12-strings on the market. Taylor's slim neck profile and Taylor Neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" possible in a 12-string guitar.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
  • Taylor's slim neck profile
  • Expression System 2 electronics

If you've been looking for a solid Taylor, this is a great choice. Order yours today.

 

400 Series 456ce-R Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance (Standard III with relief rout)
  • Body finish: Gloss 6
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: 12-string
  • Nut width: 1.87 in. (47.6 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nickel with nickel buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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