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Taylor 856ce 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

Gorgeous 12-string tone in an elegant instrument! The Taylor 856ce 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar is the culmination of the finest solid tonewoods, remarkable Taylor craftsmanship and great electronics. A solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides make up the Grand Symphony body shape for a rich, bold voice which is perfect for a twelve string. Taylor gives the 856ce contemporary appointments including curly maple binding and a pearl fretboard inlay, which together add a splash of refined style.

Taylor 856ce 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case Features:

  • Grand Symphony Shape
  • Indian Rosewood Wood
  • Expression System Electronics
  • 12-String Bracing
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • 800 Series Appointments

Product Specifications
Taylor 856ce 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25-1/2 inches
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 20 inches
  • Electronics: ES
  • Body Width: 16 1/4 inches
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8 inches
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Neck Width: 1-7/8 inches
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 800 Series
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Curly Maple
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Tuners: Taylor Gold
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Binding: Curly Maple
  • Heel Cap Binding: Curly Maple
  • Heel length: 3-1/2 inches
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: Curly Maple
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Rosette Material: Abalone
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Scott from Phenix City, AL
Playability and Feel
Amazing Guitar! Worth every penny.
Your general opinion of this product.
The perfect guitar!
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Just like butter. Despite the six additional strings, it is just as easy as a six string to play.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Almost tuned out of the case. Just a few minor turns of the tuning pegs and it was good to go. Once you learn the niches of tuning a twelve string (watch how to tune a 12-string on for the eaches), you will be just truly amazed at the bright and vibrant tonal qualities of this guitar. Great sound across all twelve strings. The harmonics (5th, 7th and 12th frets) will bring shivers down your spine every time you hit them.
How was the action out of the box?
Just a little out. I have not adjusted anything, but it does seem as if the high E is just a little low on the 10th thru 14th frets. I have tuned the guitar to 440 standard tune for the first couple of weeks to see if the wood will self adjust with the climate changes in the house. If not, it is an easy adjustment. I will maintain a whole step down tuning (low to high: D, G, C, F, A, D) for storage and just everyday play. This will relieve tension off the neck and bridge over the life of the guitar. You can capo the second fret if you want to play in standard tune.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Phenomenal! Pictures do not give this guitar any bit of justice. This thing is beautiful inside and out.
How has it stood up over time?
I am 42 now and hope that it lasts 42 more. Note*** Not a topic in the survey, but call and order the guitar from Zack. Amazing customer service representative. I mostly got a hold of him on the mid-shift. Never pay the asking price! Work with him and he will give you a great deal.
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