The Taylor 456 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic Guitar lets players continue to discover solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodat... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Taylor 456 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic Guitar lets players continue to discover solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. White binding applies a crisp counterpoint against the gloss top and mottled brown hues of ovangkol.
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.
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.
Gloss Top, Back and Sides
The finish used to create this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
Type/Shape: 6-String GS
Back and Sides: Ovangkol
Top: Sitka Spruce
Soundhole Rosette: B/W/B
Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
Fretboard Inlay: Dots
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Nut and Saddle: Tusq
Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
Strings: Elixir Medium Gauge Strings with NANOWEB coating
Hardware: Taylor Chrome-Plated
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Number of Frets: 20
Fretboard Radius: 15"
Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern)
Finish: All Gloss
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