Venetian cutaway, 12-String Grand Symphony design. Expression System 2 electronics. Premium Maple binding and Rosewood trim.
Taylor’s 12-string 856ce blends power, balance and crystal-clear articulation, harnessing rosewood’s full-spectrum tonal range to give players an expressive 12-string. A Rosewood pickguard, mother-of-
pearl Element fretboard inlay, and smoky Ebony fretboard complete the bouquet of wood & steel.
Standard on all “ce” models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series. Cutaway varies depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a
steeper slope, while Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter.
The ultimate Taylor strummer
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. Piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly.
Used On: The 700, 800, 900 Series Acoustic/Electrics, Acoustic 7, 8, & 9 Series, Laminate 200 Series
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds
deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). Like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood; players can
fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it.
If you like a guitar with fuller low end and brighter treble (bluegrassers, for instance), rosewood will do the trick.
Taylor's Expression System 2
The revolutionary pickup design delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is a behind-the-saddle pickup which features three
uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
Shape: Grand Symphony (GS)
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Binding: Maple .080"
Top Finish: Gloss
Sides & Back: Indian Rosewood
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck Finish: Satin
Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze, Light Gauge
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