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The 657ce Grand Pacific bajo quinto acoustic-electric offers an inspiring playing experience with the signature touch and tone Taylor is known for. Master Builder Andy Powers leveraged existing body styles and bracing architecture to craft an instrument that provides warmth, resonance and clarity in unique 10-string form. The Grand Pacific body shape and V-Class bracing eliminate problematic frequencies while enhancing musical bass response, resulting in a voice particularly suited to Latin music and Mexican folk genres like norteño and Tejano.

Taylor 657ce Grand Pacific Bajo Quinto Body

Authentic Grand Pacific Body Style

The Taylor 657ce bajo quinto features the brand’s Grand Pacific body shape, which produces a warm, seasoned tone with broad, overlapping notes. The Grand Pacific silhouette provides bass response without muddiness, allowing the 657ce bajo quinto to shine when amplified or recorded. The deep Florentine-style cutaway also provides comfortable access to upper frets and offers a refined look for visual appeal.

Taylor 657ce Grand Pacific Bajo Quinto Tonewoods

Premium Tonewoods and Elegant Black Finish

The tonewoods and appointments on the Taylor 657ce bajo quinto are selected to maximize resonance and enhance aesthetics. The solid maple back and sides provide snappiness and clarity, while the solid Sitka spruce top allows for a balanced tone with further articulation. A glossy black finish, white binding, pearloid pickguard and gold Taylor mini tuners complete the premium look on a traditional instrument that’s been given a modern makeover.

Taylor 657ce Grand Pacific Bajo Quinto V-Class Bracing

V-Class Bracing for Powerful Tone

Patented Taylor V-Class bracing provides structural stability and enhances the 657ce bajo quinto’s tonal response across the frequency spectrum, essentially functioning as the instrument’s “sonic engine.” This asymmetric bracing pattern improves low-end response, increases volume and sustain, and produces a wider dynamic range with nearly pitch-perfect intonation. It’s specifically tuned for the Grand Pacific body and tonewood combination of the 657ce 10-string bajo quinto, offering more uniform, harmonically dense chords and single notes across the entire fretboard.

Taylor 657ce Grand Pacific Bajo Quinto Fishman Electronics

Fishman Rare Earth Electronics

The 657ce 10-string acoustic-electric comes equipped with a Fishman Rare Earth soundhole pickup, which produces a natural amplified tone familiar to bajo quinto players. Voiced specifically for this instrument, the pickup allows you to plug in and perform or record with the 657ce without compromising its definitive acoustic sound. The Rare Earth system utilizes active electronics and a neodymium magnet for robust humbucking tones that are exceptionally balanced and shimmering with clarity.

Passionate acoustic instrumentalists will appreciate the signature playability, dynamic tone and premium appointments of the Taylor bajo quinto. With its innovative design and high-quality components, the 10-string 657ce delivers an inspiring playing experience and recognizable sound that’s a staple of Latin music. Explore all-new sonic territory with the Taylor 657ce bajo quinto acoustic-electric, available at your local Guitar Center.

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  • Maple back and sides paired with Sitka spruce top
  • Hard Rock maple neck with genuine West African ebony fingerboard
  • Taylor patented V-Class bracing
  • Double-mounted string anchoring system
  • Fishman Rare Earth Bajo Quinto active pickup with volume wheel
  • White pearloid double pickguard with a matching truss rod cover
  • A single-ring green abalone rosette with black and white purfling
  • Mother-of-pearl Mission inlays outlined in grained ivoroid
  • Ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots
  • Tayloy deluxe western floral hardshell case included

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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  • Body type: Grand Pacific
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Figured big leaf maple
  • Bracing pattern: V-class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor
  • Nut width: 1.875" (47.63 mm) TUSQ
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock maple
  • Material: Ebony
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Bajo Quinto
  • Controls: Volume
  • Tuner: No
  • Special feature: Active pickup
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
  • Tuning machines: Taylor gold mini
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 10
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of origin: USA

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