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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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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