Taylor 456ce 12-string - Ovangkol back and sides

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Ovangkol Back and Sides, Tropical American Mahogany Neck, and Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics - Natural
Taylor 456ce 12-string - Ovangkol back and sides image 1
Taylor 456ce 12-string - Ovangkol back and sides image 1
$2,299.00
Sweetwater Savings: $759.00 MSRP: $3,058.00
Or make 3 easy payments
Special Financing - 9 Days Left

Or just $64/month§ for 36 months

0% interest for 36 months**. 36 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 7/6/2017. Learn more

Or make 3 easy payments of $766.33/month!

Plus $10 processing fee. Use any credit card! Sweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan lets you get your gear now and stretch your payments over time. Plus, we won't charge interest! Learn more

In Stock!
Available for immediate delivery! (Hurry, limited quantity available)

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Taylor 456ce 12-string - Ovangkol back and sides
In Stock!

This 12-string Delivers Superb Taylor Tone!

Taylor's 456ce 12-string acoustic-electric guitar gives you a wonderful blend of classic tonewoods and modern electronics. With a 456ce, you get a gorgeous solid Sitka spruce top complemented by an ovangkol back and sides. You'll love the way this guitar sounds unplugged, but it also comes loaded with Taylor's Expression System electronics, so it also sounds fantastic when you plug in onstage. And thanks to its Grand Symphony body style, the 456ce provides you with both an excellent tonal balance and powerful projection. If you're looking for an 12-string acoustic guitar that's ready for any playing style or venue, the Taylor 456ce is a great choice!

Taylor 456ce 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce and ovangkol offers rich, full-bodied tone
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
  • Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce and ovangkol offers rich, full-bodied tone

The 456ce, is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle. The 456ce's ovangkol back and sides also give it an intensely vibrant quality that's similar to rosewood, but with a unique character all of its own.

Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection

Taylor's Grand Symphony body style, featured on the 456ce, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This gives the 456ce a slightly larger lower bout, giving you an excellent blend of power and projection, without losing the high-end definition of the Grand Auditorium body style.

Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 456ce acoustic guitar. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the 456ce's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression. We were more than impressed when Taylor came to Sweetwater to show us what this system can do, and we think you will be too.

Taylor 456ce 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • A 12-string acoustic-electric guitar with a bold and vibrant sound that's great for a wide range of playing styles
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you a balanced tone with extra punch and exceptional projection
  • Cutaway body offers easier access to the upper register
  • Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Ovangkol back and sides add resonance and color, similar to that of rosewood
  • Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Hardshell case included
If you're looking for a great all-around 12-string acoustic-electric guitar, then the Taylor 456ce is just what you need!

Why Buy Your Guitar from Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the very best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point Evaluation process and our in-house guitar techs, we take the guesswork out of buying your next guitar online.

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Series 400
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Ovangkol
Body Bracing Standard III
Neck Wood Tropical American Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.875"
Electronics Expression System 2
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 456ce ES2 Gloss

Customer Reviews

5/5
Based on 1 review
Write your review
5/5

Great Guitar

After adjusting to the wider 12 string neck I can play just about any style I like . The tone and quality is awesome . I recommend this instrument to any one serious about a 12 string . Customer service at Sweetwater is outstanding .
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars