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458e

Price: $2,399 USD / Series: 400
458e

Taylor’s Grand Orchestra 12-strings are voiced to pump out a powerful sound loaded with lush detail and richly ringing octave shimmer. The ovangkol/spruce 458e leverages ovangkol’s naturally full-range tone profile — similar to that of rosewood with a bit more midrange — to create an expansive, well-balanced 12-string sound. Lively strummers will enjoy exploring the expressive musical personality of this big-bodied acoustic. With Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 electronics, all that double-course detail will translate into a clear amplified voice.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Orchestra

Shapes

Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.

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.

Ovangkol

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

Electronics

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

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic 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)
$400
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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