The reimagined Taylor 552ce 12-String acoustic electric guitar.
Master luthier and guitar designer Andy Powers has redesigned the 500 series grand concert model with a host of new woods and features. In the spirit of forging new pathways in tonal possibilities, Taylor is proud to introduce urban ironbark, or red ironbark, as the new wood for the back and sides for the 552ce 12-String. Sourced through our urban wood initiative, urban iron bark is destined to become a favorite among guitar players.Iron bark is dense, like ebony, and captures the sonic depth of rosewood accelerated to new heights. When paired with the torrefied Sitka Spruce top, you get a sound that is loud yet sweet with piano like fidelity and complexity.
12-string players will enjoy the clear shimmer of the comfortably compact 12-string 552ce. Taylor has further improved the 12-string experience with its double-compensated saddle for superior intonation and optimal string height at the saddle. Taylor’s double-mounting bridge pins allow each string to have a consistent break angle over the saddle for consistent string dynamics.
The appointments of the new 500 series capture the traditional aesthetic while adding touches to highlight the new wood pairing. The back and sides get a light stain and a shaded edgeburst to highlight the beauty of the iron bark and are highlighted in a gloss finish for the body and satin finish for the neck. The 552ce 12-String features Aerial inlays on the fretboard and bridge, faux tortoise binding on the body, a single ring ab rosette with maple and black purfling, and Taylor nickel mini tuners.
Fingerstyle players will love the smaller body and 24 7/8” scale length and 12-frets-to-the-body construction. The guitar features Taylor’s revolutionary V class bracing system, which helps increase volume and sustain while improving the natural intonation of the notes and comes equipped with Taylor’s award winning ES2 active electronics.
The 552ce 12-String ships in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
Taylor 552ce Urban Ironbark Grand Concert 12 Fret 12-String AE w/Case Features
- Grand Concert Body Shape
- Neck Joins Body at 12th-Fret
- Taylor Double-Mounting Bridge Pins
- Taylor Double-Compensated Saddle
- Solid Urban Ironbark Back and Sides
- Solid Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
- V-Class Bracing
- Expression System 2 Electronics
- Ddeluxe hard shell case included