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Price: $3,058 US MSRP / Series: 400

The cutaway 12-string 456ce showcases solid African ovangkol’s responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. Like all Taylor models, the sleek profile and low action of the neck makes our 12-strings incredibly comfortable to play, with crisp tonal separation. White binding applies a clean counterpoint, while an all-gloss finish on the body enhances ovangkol’s beautiful variegation. Taylor’s onboard Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics respond with high-fidelity amplified acoustic sound that will make any performance or recording shine. 


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony


This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

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.


Body Woods

Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.

Expression System® 2


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

Venetian Cutaway


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.


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

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