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Wildwoodians, if you like Taylor twelve-strings, you are in for a treat! Our friends in El Cajon have sent us the prototypes for the newest addition to their Builder's Edition family, the 652ce. These maple-bodied monsters deliver some of the best twelve-string tone we've ever heard, and we are so grateful to Taylor for sending these prototypes our way. If you're a twelve-string slinger (or want to be one), this is your chance to snag a piece of Taylor history!

Joining the growing family of master-crafted Builder’s Edition guitars, this 652ce is a 12-string for a new generation of acoustic guitarists. 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.

Taylor's 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 edgeburst-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 Taylor hardshell case.


Brand Taylor Guitars
ModelBuilder's Edition 652ce
TypeGrand Concert
Top WoodSolid Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Top FinishSilent Satin Wild Honey Burst
Back & Sides WoodSolid Figured Big Leaf Maple
Back & Sides FinishSilent Satin Wild Honey Burst
Neck WoodHard Rock Maple
Neck Dimensions.840 1st - .870 7th
FingerboardWest African Crelicam Ebony
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Sceptre
Scale Length24 7/8"
Width at Nut1 7/8”
Nut MaterialBlack Graphite-Infused Tusq
RosetteSingle-Ring Big Leaf Maple
ElectronicsTaylor Expression System 2
TunersGold Gotohs
BridgeWest African Crelicam Ebony
CaseTaylor Brown Hardshell Case
Stock CodeA501126111000640120

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