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556ce (2013)
Price: $3,518 US MSRP / Series: 500
556ce (2013)

Taylor’s sleek, ultra-playable necks make for an especially inspiring 12-string experience. With our mahogany/spruce Grand Symphony 12-string, mahogany’s meaty mids, coupled with the power and depth of the GS shape, produce a rich yet articulate tapestry of sound. Appointments include grained ivoroid for the binding, rosette and Century fretboard inlay. Proprietary Expression System® 2 electronics bring all that musical detail into a clear amplified acoustic sound.


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.

Tropical Mahogany

Body Woods

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

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
Sitka spruce top
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
Abalone dot bridge pins (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 (Substitute for Venetian)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back

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