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Item Reviews for: Taylor 856ce 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case  -  TAY 856CE LIST

Amazing Guitar! Worth every penny.
By: Scott from Phenix City, AL      Submitted: 3/3/2014




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General Your general opinion of this product. The perfect guitar! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes! 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. Tone 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. Action 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. Finish 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. Reliability 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.