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656ce First Edition
Price: Discontinued / Series: 600
656ce First Edition

Our maple 12-strings sound better than ever, thanks to the tone-enhancing refinements brought to the 600 Series. Greater warmth, complexity and sustain add to the natural clarity and balance of the Taylor sound, enabling more tonal definition to come through on these double-course instruments. Between maple-specific back bracing and torrefied (specially roasted) Sitka spruce tops, players will love the aged tonal character and improved responsiveness. Other sound-enhancing details include the use of protein glues and Taylor’s ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include new ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. Exclusive First Edition features include Adirondack spruce braces, an additional headstock inlay, a First Edition guitar label, and a commemorative First Edition nameplate on the deluxe hardshell case.

Legacy Model

The 656ce First Edition is not currently offered as a standard production model. If you would like to inquire about the possibility of ordering one through Taylor’s Custom program, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony

Shapes

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.

Maple

Body Woods

Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness

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)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$300
High Performance (HP) Package
$300
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
No Additional Cost
Pickguard Options (clear,none)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
No strap pin

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In Action

See the 656ce First Edition model in Action.
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