Taylor 656 12-string - Brown Sugar Stain

12-string Acoustic Guitar with Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top, Figured Maple Back and Sides, and Maple Neck - Natural
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Taylor 656 12-string - Brown Sugar Stain
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A Maple-bodied 12-string Guitar

If you're looking for warm, rich tone, Taylor's 656 12-string acoustic guitar is an excellent choice. Taylor's Grand Orchestra body shape, their largest, boasts Taylor's boldest, richest voice yet, one that blends low-end power with surprising balance. With a 656, you get the combination of a gorgeous torrefied Sitka spruce top and a back and sides made of beautiful Big Leaf maple. A Grand Symphony body style perfectly compliments the selection of tonewoods, adding powerful projection and a natural treble emphasis to the Taylor 656 12-string acoustic guitar.

Taylor 656 12-string Acoustic= Guitar at a Glance:
  • Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
  • Beautiful, durable Taylor finish
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple

The 656 12-string 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, and the 656's Big Leaf maple back and sides give it an extra bright and snappy tone.

Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection

Taylor's Grand Symphony body style, featured on the 656 12-string, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This gives the Taylor 656 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. At Sweetwater we love expressive and toneful acoustic guitars, and the Taylor 656 12-string acoustic definitely fits that bill.

Beautiful, durable Taylor finish

The lustrous finish used on the 656 was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured polyester finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes. You get the feel and tonal advantages of traditional nitrocellulose lacquer, with the durability of a modern finish. The remarkable thinness of the finish allows the wood to resonate more freely for superior tone; it's also clearer than lacquer and won't yellow over time - a common problem with nitro finishes as they age. The Taylor finish gives you the best of both worlds.

Taylor 656 12-string Acoustic= Guitar Features:
  • A 12-string acoustic guitar that's great for a wide range of playing styles
  • 600 series advanced performance bracing offers better vibration transfer and tone
  • Grand Symphony body style delivers huge, balanced tone, with a sweetly expressive upper register
  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Maple back and sides add chiming brightness to your sound
  • Hand-rubbed brown sugar finish on the back and sides
  • Includes hardshell case
If you're looking for an acoustic guitar with extra bite, then the Taylor 656 12-string is just what you need!

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Tech Specs

Series 600
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural top with Brown Sugar Stain back
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Torrified Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Big Leaf Maple
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Ebony
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Wings
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Nickel
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.875"
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 656

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