Taylor 458e-R 2017

12-String steel-string guitarA powerful 12-string Grand Orchestra featuring the legendary Taylor playability and patented Taylor ES-2 electronics with active volume, treble and bass.

  • 12-String
  • Body shape: Grand Orchestra
  • Top: Solid sitka spruce
  • Forward shifted bracing with relief rout
  • Back and sides: Solid rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 47.6 mm
  • Nut: TUSQ
  • Bridge: Micarta
  • Expression System 2 pickups
  • Taylor nickel machine heads
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium .010 - .047 (Article Nr: 357810)
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Taylor Deluxe hardshell case
  • Made in the USA

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Design Grand Orchestra
Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Rosewood, Solid
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ebony
Nut width in mm 47,60 mm
Frets 20
Pickup System Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
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Taylor 458e-R

Georg07, 20.02.2018
I bought my 458e-R (Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides) in July 2017. I really love this 12string. I compared the Ovangkol 458e with the 458e-R. I much preferred the rosewood model. The Grand Orchestra with the new advanced bracing delivers great bass response without being overwhelming. It is a very touch sensitive guitar, even with a light touch you are getting quite some volume. The overall sound is very even and a very easy playing 12 string.The built quality, setup and playability was perfect out of the box.
The ES-2 system sounds pretty good through my Schertler acoustic amp, however I prefer my Schertler system.
I compared Furch, Guild, CF Martin and other Taylor 12 strings.
This model is a great value for the price.
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