Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce Natural
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 Taylor hardshell case.
Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Concert Shape - A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Maple Body Wood - Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness.
Expression System® 2 - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Beveled Cutaway - A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 18
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length 19 1/2"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4 3/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment None
Top Finish Silent Satin
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish None
Rosette Size Single Ring
Bridge Inlay None
Back/Side Finish Silent Satin
Armrest Binding Beveled, Neo-Tropical
Backstrap Wood None
Rosette Mat. Big Leaf Maple
Stain/Sunburst Natural Top/Back/Sides/Neck
Neck Width 1-7/8"
Fretboard Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint Scarf
Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Heel Length 3-1/4"
Peghead Finish Satin
Peghead Binding None
Peghead Type Standard
Peghead Purfling None
Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl
Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim Maple
*Models are subject to change without notice.