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2018 Taylor 456ce-R 12-String Jumbo with ES-2

2018 Taylor 456ce-R 12-String Jumbo with ES-2


As if Taylor didn’t have enough instruments for players to lust after, the 456ce-R 12-string adds an entirely new sonic dimension to one’s arsenal of guitars. It capitalizes on all the attractive features of both a 12-string guitar and a Taylor, both of which complement each other nicely. The Taylor “sheen” that many of their guitars are known for is quite present in this guitar, but not so much that the octave strings become overwhelmingly bright. It possesses a tone that is articulate and warm at the same time, making it a wonderful instrument for both recording and live performance.

Perhaps one of the most desirable features of this guitar is its manageable feel. 12-strings are often known for their tight string spacing and large bodies, but this guitar’s 1 7/8” nut width proves to be comfortable to play while giving you the necessary space to accurately fret notes and chords. Another feature that adds to the playability of this guitar is its slim neck profile. While adding ease of play to the guitar, a slimmer neck carve helps to compensate for the wider width of the neck. This thickness in conjunction with a soft “V” shape makes it very easy to anchor your thumb or palm into the neck when playing. These two features play a crucial role in giving this guitar its easy-to-play feel. In addition, the body of the 456ce is shaped in a way that feels comparatively manageable. This is partly due to the width of the upper bout. When resting the guitar in your lap or standing up, the upper bout stays out of the way just like it would on a smaller bodied guitar. The cutaway also helps with not only high fret access and comfort, but also gives this instrument that classic and timeless look.

The sum of these features is a clear, focused and inviting tone from an instrument that is equal parts enjoyable and inspiring to create music on. This should come as no surprise from a name like Taylor, as all the instruments from this company meet and often exceed the high standard that was laid before it. The 456ce-R 12 String is a guitar that anyone can pickup, play and push to its creative limits with ease.

This guitar’s previous owner kept it in pristine condition with no notable signs of wear. We would rate this guitar in excellent condition.

  • Grand Symphony Body Size
  • Spruce Top
  • Rosewood Back and Sides
  • White Binding
  • Black and White Stripe Purfling
  • Black and White Stripe Rosette
  • Gloss Body Finish
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • MOP Decorative Inlays
  • Rosewood Headstock Veneer
  • Soft “V” Neck
  • Satin Neck Finish
  • Ebony Bridge
  • Taylor Tuners
  • Taylor Expression System Electronics
  • Faux Tortoise Shell Pickguard
  • Tusq Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • 1 7/8” Nut Width
  • 25 ½” Scale Length
  • Hardshell Case
Model USED 456CE-R
Serial Number(s) 1101318055