The 2015 654ce 12-string from Taylor is a hybrid Grand Auditorium model that pairs the popular Sitka spruce for the top with a big leaf maple for the body and sides. It has a Venetian cutaway that mak... Click To Read More About This Product
The 2015 654ce 12-string from Taylor is a hybrid Grand Auditorium model that pairs the popular Sitka spruce for the top with a big leaf maple for the body and sides. It has a Venetian cutaway that makes it easier to access all the frets while Taylor's ES2 electronics give you highly accurate tone when you plug in. Other appointments on the 654ce include white body and fingerboard binding, black and white plastic purfling, a single ring abalone rosette, mother-of-pearl inlay, Taylor gold tuners, tusq nut and saddle, and tortoise pickguard. Includes brown hardshell case.
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker' guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA' overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be one of Taylor's best-selling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won™t let you down.
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It' used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor' personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.
Big Leaf Maple
Maple has long been associated with a bright acoustic sound, but Taylor' maple guitars are voiced to bring out greater warmth, richness and sustain. This broadens maple' tonal range from a single-dimension sound to a more musical, more versatile voice.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), 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' 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.