Taylor 458e 12-string - Ovangkol back and sides

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Ovangkol Back and Sides, Tropical Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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12-string w/ Powerful Grand Orchestra Body

The Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra 12-string acoustic-electric guitar delivers a powerful sound framed by a lush shimmer. Its Sitka spruce top yields excellent dynamic range - strum as hard as you'd like, it'll still sound great. Ovangkol back and sides add full-sounding midrange goodness and bright treble response to the 458e's tonal cocktail. Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics ensure that the 458e is ready for the stage. Add to that the phenomenal power and detail provided by a Grand Symphony body, and you know the Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra is an excellent 12-string acoustic-electric guitar!

Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Sitka spruce and ovangkol provide a well-rounded, all-purpose tone
  • Grand Orchestra body delivers power and detail
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
Sitka spruce and ovangkol provide a well-rounded, all-purpose tone

This Taylor 458e is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their instruments. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle. This 458e'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. You'll find that this 458e's tonewood combination goes well with most applications, so it's the ideal choice for versatile players that are looking for a well-rounded, all-purpose 12-string acoustic-electric guitar.

Grand Orchestra body delivers power and detail

The Grand Orchestra is the biggest guitar body that Taylor makes. At Sweetwater, we love this large footprint because it offers a bold and rich voice that is extremely responsive. Unlike other large body styles, the Grand Orchestra has an even, full-range response with big bass. A custom bracing design increases sustain while coaxing loud, complex tonalities. The 458e acoustic guitar has the power and rich detail you want from an acoustic.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into the 458e. 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 458e'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.

Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Sitka spruce and ovangkol provide a well-rounded, all-purpose tone
  • Grand Orchestra body shape has a powerful, detailed voice
  • Ebony fingerboard provides phenomenal comfort and playability
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
  • All-gloss finish offers protection and good looks
The Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra 12-string delivers phenomenal power and a lush shimmer!

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Tech Specs

Series 400
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Orchestra
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Ovangkol
Body Bracing Advanced 12-string
Binding White
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Shape Taylor
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.875"
Body Length 20.625"
Body Width 16.75"
Body Depth 5"
Electronics Expression System 2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light (.012-.053)
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 458e

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