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Builder's Edition 652ce WHB

Price: $4,199 USD / Series: 600
Builder's Edition 652ce WHB

Joining the growing family of master-crafted Builder’s Edition guitars, this 652ce is a 12-string for a new generation of acoustic guitarist. Built with figured Big Leaf maple for the back and sides with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, this model’s shimmering, octave-rich tone benefits from maple’s clarity and focus, offering an expressive, easily-recorded sound that will inspire players to expand their sonic palette. V-Class bracing delivers a unique boost in the 12-string configuration, adding texture and tonal bloom as notes resonate with increased sustain and power, while the guitar takes on additional punch resulting from the reversed string orientation. Placing the fundamental string at the top of each pair adds warmth and body, and our new double-mounted string anchoring system provides cleaner intonation with each string crossing the saddle at the same point. Our special roasting process draws a more aged-in, sweetened response from the torrefied spruce top, and the 12-fret setup brings the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout for stronger midrange presence and a slinkier, more relaxed feel for your fretting hand. This 652ce is appointed to deliver a playing experience that matches its robust tone, with chamfered body and fretboard edges, a smooth Curve Wing bridge, and beveled armrest and cutaway providing a truly fluid, intimate connection between player and instrument. Like many of its Builder’s Edition counterparts, this 12-string is finished in an edgburst-hued Silent Satin sheen that reduces incidental noise for clean recordings, along with Scepter inlays in shell and mother-of-pearl for an artful, eye-catching visual character. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

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.

Beveled Cutaway

Cutaways

A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.

V-Class Bracing

Bracing

A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

Options

Additional Cost
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons, 12-frets and 12-strings)
$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
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

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