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556ce
Price: $3,398 US MSRP / Series: 500
556ce

Taylor’s sleek, easy-playing necks make for an incredibly smooth 12-string experience. The 556ce features mahogany back and sides with a top of Lutz spruce, a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce that resembles Adirondack spruce in its robust tonal output. The wood combo, together with the Grand Symphony body and Taylor’s internal Performance bracing, will yield a wonderfully balanced 12-string voice that blends tonal power, depth and articulation into a dynamic package that’s equally responsive to a light or lively strumming attack. A Venetian cutaway offers easy access to the guitar’s upper register octave shimmer, while Taylor’s proprietary Expression System® 2 electronics parlay all that musical detail into a well-defined amplified 12-string sound. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony

Shapes

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

Lutz Spruce

Top Woods

This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.

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

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
$100
Sitka spruce top
$200
Honey Sunburst (top only)
$12
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$120
Bone nut/saddle
$200
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
$200
Florentine cutaway (Acoustic/Electric CE models except GO shape only)
$200
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$200
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome (except 12-fret)
$400
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Tobacco Sunburst (spruce-top models only)
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)
3-piece back
Lefty or lefty strung righty
No strap pin
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)

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