With astonishing projection and player comfort the Builder’s Edition 652ce is one of the finest 12-string guitars in the Taylor line.
Like all Builder’s Edition models no corners have been cut in providing the maximum in tone, visuals, and build quality - and in its Grand Concert (GC) body shape - an unusual choice for a 12-String which traditionally have been large and unyielding - there is a wonderful balance of aesthetic and tonal precision.
Solid Big Leaf Maple back and sides provide nuance and subtlety whilst a torrefied spruce top provides ample tonal and dynamic range - with V-Class bracing helping to bolster levels of volume and projection whilst also aiding the in-tune-ness by way of facilitating a coherent and natural propagation of sound waves.
The Builder’s Edition 652ce plays perfectly in tune, right the way along its sleek and slender, low action neck - and you’ll find a pleasant additional depth to the sound by way of being reverse strung, with the fundamental string placed above the octave - without risk of drowning out any of the top end shimmer and chime, of which you have by the bucket load.
Addictively playable, a slightly shorter 24 ⅞ inch scale length combined with a 12-Fret neck join helps to ensure a light yet responsive feel to the fretting hand and a double contoured cutaway provides easy access to the higher frets of the smoky Crelicam African Ebony fretboard.
You’ll find a bevelled armrest for effortless strumming arm action, chamfered body and fretboard edges - smooth, 21:1 high gear ratio Gotoh tuners for precise tuning and a smooth Curve Wing bridge that creates space for the strumming hand.
To top things off - striking ‘Scepter’ inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl really make the Builder’s Edition 652ce stand out from the crowd, and you’ll be stage and studio ready with the preloaded natural and transparent sounding ES2 electronics.
The Builder’s Edition 652ce ships in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case for peace of mind and is also available in Wild Honey Burst (WHB) finish.