Taylor’s latest design refinements add extra overall girth to our maple/spruce 12-string sound, while also highlighting maple’s articulation, enabling all the octave courses to be heard. A maple-specific back bracing profile adds warmth, and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction produces an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Protein glues for the bracing and bridge boost the tonal transfer between key wood components, while an ultra-thin gloss finish minimizes dampening. A hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include grained 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. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Striped Ebony Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Nickel Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16 1/4" Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body: Binding: Ebony Top Finish: Gloss 3.5 Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: Gloss Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5 Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-7/8" Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings Fretboard Binding: Ebony Heel Cap Binding: Ebony Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"