The cutaway 12-string Taylor 456ce Gloss showcases solid African ovangkol’s responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. Like all Taylor models, the sleek profile and low action of the neck makes their 12-strings incredibly comfortably to play, with crisp tonal separation. White binding applies a clean counterpoint, while an all-gloss finish on the body enhances ovangkol’s beautiful variegation. Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 acoustic electronics respond with high-fidelity amplified acoustic sound that will make any performance or recording shine.
“Body Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Cutaway: Yes – Venetian Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany Back & sides: Solid Ovangkol Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance Bracing (Standard III with Relief Rout) Body finish: Gloss 6.0 Orientation: Right-Handed Neck Neck shape: Standard Taylor 12-String Profile Nut width: 1-7/8″” (47.6mm) Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany Scale length: 25-1/2″””
“Though they’ve been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor’s ovangkol 400 Series guitars continue to be discovered and embraced by players, thanks in part to a compelling full-range tone profile that’s comparable to rosewood
Ovangkol’s natural tonal breadth and dynamic range fit many different playing applications and body styles
An all-gloss body adds a burnished complexion that ties ovangkol’s toasted golden color tones together with the buttery Sitka Spruce top
All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection