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352ce

One of two Grand Concert 12-strings offered within our 300 Series, the cutaway 352ce features sapele back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top. The lap-friendly body is a welcome antidote to the bigger body styles traditionally used for 12-strings; the result is more physically accessible option, especially with the 12-fret neck and slightly condensed 24-7/8-inch scale length. The smaller body makes it easy to set the strings in motion, and sonically, the controlled acoustic voice won’t overpower a mix, making it a wonderful choice for adding 12-string texture to a recording or accompanying other instruments live. Compared to the mahogany-top 362ce, this spruce-top edition will tend to produce a slightly brighter sound, with appealing dynamic range and crisp articulation. Our onboard ES2 electronics capture all that natural 12-string detail for amplified playing applications. The guitar comes with a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Reviews

The spruce-topped 352ce is more responsive and dynamic, especially when played fingerstyle, and the mahogany-topped 362ce offers the slight natural compression that hardwood tops are known for when strumming or playing with a heavier attack.
Not only do the short 24⅞-inch scales result in more manageable finger stretches and lower string tension, the combination of the guitars’ small bodies and 12-fret neck joints makes the instruments incredibly compact, so you won’t expend unnecessary energy just holding the guitar.
Amplified, with the onboard bass and treble controls set flat at their center detents, the spruce-topped 352ce filled the room with a lively sheen, radiant upper mids, and a zinging top end. Fingerpicked notes sprang forth, especially from the octave pairs on the lower four string courses. The...
If you’re thinking it’s time to stop borrowing 12-strings and get one of your own, a Taylor Grand Concert 12-string would be a wise choice. In their own ways, the 352ce and 362ce both sound fantastic, offering you two thrilling voices from which to choose.
I can’t emphasize enough how comfortable these guitars are to play. The necks are so accommodating that you can almost forget you’re playing a 12-string, and the shorter scale produces a little less string tension as well. Even playing a barred F in the first position is effortless!
The 352ce has a crisp, deep sound that blossoms beautifully in an acoustic setting. Whether playing with a flatpick or fingers, the response is very tactile, and there’s plenty of sustain to let notes ring to their fullest. It’s a richly detailed and lively sounding guitar, and that chorus-y...
The benefit of the mahogany’s balanced, even response became apparent as overtones bloomed across the tonal spectrum. Playing along with tracks, it fit in the mix much more naturally, rather than sitting on top of it. Single notes soared as I worked my way up the fingerboard, and the upper...
If you’re thinking it’s time to stop borrowing 12-strings and get one of your own, a Taylor Grand Concert 12-string would be a wise choice. In their own ways, the 352ce and 362ce both sound fantastic, offering you two thrilling voices from which to choose.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Sapele

Body Woods

One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways

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.

Options

Additional Cost
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$150
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$20
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
No Additional Cost
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin

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