Taylor 656e 12-String Grand Symphony - Brown Sugar Stain

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top, Figured Maple Back and Sides, Maple Neck, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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Taylor 656e 12-String Grand Symphony - Brown Sugar Stain
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Acoustic-electric 12-string Guitar

If you're looking for warm, rich tone, Taylor's 656e 12-string acoustic-electric guitar is an excellent choice. With a 656e, you get the combination of a gorgeous torrefied Sitka spruce top and a back and sides made of beautiful Big Leaf maple. Even unplugged, the 656e gives you a bright and chiming tone, and thanks to its onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, it also sounds fantastic when you plug in. A Grand Symphony body style perfectly compliments the selection of tonewoods, adding powerful projection and a natural treble emphasis to the Taylor 656e 12-string acoustic-electric 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 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 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 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 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. At Sweetwater we love expressive and toneful acoustic guitars, and the Taylor 656e 12-string acoustic-electric definitely fits that bill.

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 12-string acoustic-electric 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 Taylor 656e'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 656e 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • A 12-string acoustic-electric 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
  • Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Hand-rubbed brown sugar finish on the back and sides
  • Includes hardshell case
If you're looking for an acoustic-electric guitar with extra bite, then the Taylor 656e 12-string is just what you need!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Series 600
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Body Style No Cutaway
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"
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 656e

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