456ce-FLTD | Taylor Guitars
The 12-string inclusion in our 400 Series Fall Limiteds pairs rosewood with a Sitka spruce top, producing a lush, shimmering double-course tone with signature Taylor balance and clarity. Chords ring out with rich sustain and produce a thick low-end rumble when tuned down. A Venetian cutaway provides access to the upper register, while Taylor’s Expression System electronics deliver a great plug-and-play experience. Appointments include mother-of-pearl dot fretboard inlays and white binding, and the guitar ships in a Taylor standard hardshell case.
With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.
Indian rosewood’s sweeping frequency range at both ends of the tonal spectrum has made it one of the most popular and musically rich tonewoods. Its deep lows can assert a throaty growl, while bright, sparkling treble notes ring out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity.
Taylor’s all-magnetic acoustic pickup works like a microphone to produce a warm, natural acoustic sound. The ES1 incorporates two magnetic sensors: a body sensor mounted to the soundboard and a string sensor under the fretboard, with an onboard preamp and volume, bass and treble controls.
Standard on “ce” models in the 300 Series and up, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought is a bit flatter. Our Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while our 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate our flattest slope.