Taylor 656e - Natural No Longer Available

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides, Hard Rock Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard, Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics, and Hard Case - Natural
Item ID: 656eES2

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Taylor 656e - Natural
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Fantastic 12-string Tone and Outstanding Electronics

Taylor's 656e 12-string acoustic-electric guitar provides you with sparkling tonewoods, 12-string shimmer, and amazing onboard electronics. With a 656e, you get a gorgeous solid Sitka spruce top and a back and sides made of beautiful Big Leaf maple. Even unplugged, the 656e gives you a bright any chiming tone, and thanks to its onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, it also sounds fantastic when you plug in. Its Grand Symphony body style also provides you with both an excellent tonal balance and powerful projection. No matter your style, you're going to love playing a Taylor 656e 12-string acoustic guitar!

Taylor 656e 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple

The 656e, 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 656e'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 656e, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This gives the 656e 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 Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 656e 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 656e's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. Sweetwater guitarists are a picky bunch, but we can all agree this system sounds great. 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 656e 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An extra-bright 12-string acoustic-electric guitar that's great for a wide range of playing styles
  • Non-cutaway Grand Symphony body style gives you a balanced tone with extra punch and exceptional projection
  • Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Maple back and sides add chiming brightness to your sound
  • Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Hardshell case included
Bright and expressive tone abounds in the Taylor 656e!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 656e ES2

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars