Taylor PS56ce - Natural

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Macassar Ebony Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics - Natural
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Taylor PS56ce - Natural image 1
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Taylor PS56ce - Natural
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Acoustic 12-string Perfection!

When you want premium 12-string acoustic guitar tone, you'll find nothing better than a Taylor PS56ce. As a member of Taylor's esteemed Presentation Series, the PS56ce offers you exceptional beauty and stunning sound even Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery can hardly convey. It all begins with the tonewoods, which include a back and sides of hand-selected Macassar ebony, a premium Sitka spruce top, and a buttery ebony fingerboard atop an addictively contoured tropical mahogany neck. And when it's time to take the stage, Taylor's acclaimed Expression System 2 electronics have your back, faithfully amplifying the PS56ce's perfectly balanced tone. If it's time to step up to a supreme expression of the luthier's art, you're ready for the Taylor PS56ce.

Taylor PS56ce 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
  • Exceptional Taylor quality and playability
Grand Symphony body style gives you balanced sound and incredible projection

Taylor's Grand Symphony body style, featured on the PS56ce, is a more modern take on the sleek Grand Auditorium shape, but with the waist moved up toward the neck. This gives the PS56ce 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 PS56ce 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 PS56ce'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.

Exceptional Taylor quality and playability

There's nothing like a Taylor. Once you get your hands on the PS56ce acoustic-electric guitar, you'll never want to play anything else! But, what is it that makes a Taylor acoustic so good? For starters, each Taylor is made out of premium tonewoods, for great sound that only gets better with age. You'll also love the easy playing neck. Even if you're primarily an electric player, you'll feel totally comfortable getting around on this neck. Another Taylor hallmark is their commitment to consistent quality and attention to detail - no flawed "built on a Friday afternoon" guitars here! From the innovative neck joint to the durable, top-notch finish, your Taylor is built to play and sound absolutely great, right from the moment you pick it up. Don't settle for less; treat yourself to a Taylor!

Taylor PS56ce 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Comfortable Venetian cutaway Grand Auditorium body style
  • Macassar ebony back and sides
  • Solid premium Sitka spruce top
  • Contoured ebony armrest
  • Tropical mahogany neck; ebony fingerboard
  • Taylor's gorgeous Nouveau fingerboard inlay
  • Ebony binding with paua edge trim
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
Get your hands on a truly superb acoustic-electric guitar: the 12-string Taylor PS56ce!

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Tech Specs

Series Presentation
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss natural
Top Wood Premium Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Macassar Ebony
Body Bracing 12-string bracing with relief rout
Binding Ebony with paua edge trim; Ebony armrest
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Taylor
Radius 15"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Nouveau Vine fretboard, Torch inlay headstock
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Gotoh 510 Antique Gold
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.875"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16.25"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics Expression System 2 (ES2)
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Phosphor Light
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number PS56ce ES2

Customer Reviews

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Taylor PS56ce 12-String is an Amazing Guitar

I wanted as 12-string to round out my collection. I'm usually a Gibson girl but this Taylor 12-string is both beautiful and sounds amazing! I have two Gibson acoustics (a J-45 and a Doves in Flight) but I find I pick this guitar up more than the Gibsons. As usual, I received wonderful and timely service from my Sweetwater Engineer, Chris McCown. Just a great experience all around.
Music background: Hobbyist, Student
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