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Taylor 356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Taylor 356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar shares the richness of the 300 Series solid-wood acoustic experience. Sapele has mahogany's lively tonal response and, together wit... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Taylor 356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar shares the richness of the 300 Series solid-wood acoustic experience. Sapele has mahogany's lively tonal response and, together with a gloss-finish Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele's ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch.

Grand Symphony (GS)
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers Taylor's boldest, richest 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.

Sapele
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It's sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. Taylor will be able to offer it for a long, long time.

Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (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 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'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.

FEATURES

  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Electronics: ES2
  • Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Binding: Black
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case sold separately
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Taylor356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

you know you want one

By William

from Palm Desert CA

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Comments about Taylor 356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I looked at 12 strings for the last year or so, always wondering "do I really need one?", "how difficult are they to play", "are they versatile enough to use every day", etc, etc. I walked into the Guitar Center near the SFO airport on a whim one day, and walked out with this Taylor. It sounds GREAT, holds tune and is as easy as my Taylor 6 string to play. Big fun, big sound for a great price. Workmanship is great, the guitar looks great. Couldn't be happier!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you know you want one

By William

from Palm Desert CA

Site Member

Comments about Taylor 356eES2 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I looked at 12 strings for the last year or so, always wondering ""do I really need one?"", ""how difficult are they to play"", ""are they versatile enough to use every day"", etc, etc. I walked into the Guitar Center near the SFO airport on a whim one day, and walked out with this Taylor. It sounds GREAT, holds tune and is as easy as my Taylor 6 string to play. Big fun, big sound for a great price. Workmanship is great, the guitar looks great. Couldn't be happier!

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