Taylor 552ce 12-Fret 12 String, (2016) #1103296081 Ex Display

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  • Serial Number #1103296081
  • Includes Taylor's Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Articulate Tone with Warm Low End
  • Expression System 2 Pickup for Accurate Sound Transfer
  • Grand Concert Sized Body for Easy Playability

Taylor 552ce 12-Fret 12 String, (2016) #1103296081 Ex Display

The Taylor 552ce 12-Fret 12 String Electro Acoustic Guitar offers a small-bodied, 12 string instrument that can still pack a punch. Its compact grand concert body provides an incredibly comfortable play and produces an excellent low end with plenty of depth, perfect for payers who are put off with the big size of traditional 12 string guitars. A Venetian cutaway is added to the guitar to provide the perfect access to the high frets, allowing for a smooth and comfortable play when using the upper register of the fingerboard. The Taylor's body is crafted from tropical mahogany back and side panels with a western red cedar top, delivering naturally warm tone and crisp articulation that suit fingerpicking styles. A mahogany neck adds warmth to the guitars tone to give it a mellow feel, while the ebony fingerboard provides tightness and clarity for a defined sound. Also featuring performance bracing to help maximise the guitar's projection, and an expression system 2 to capture and amplify its sound, the Taylor 552ce 12-fret is the perfect guitar for musicians playing live and in the studio.

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Grand Concert Body

The 552ce 12-Fret has a grand concert body, which is significantly smaller than the grand auditorium, providing a big sound in a comfortable design. Built with a tapered waist and shorter scale, as well as a lighter string tension, the grand concert shape is perfect for in the studio and on stage. Fingerpickers will fall in love with the clarity and precision of this exceptionally designed guitar body.

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.

The Perfect Guitar Neck

For ultimate playability and peace of mind, the 500 series feature Taylor's unique NT neck design. The NT neck was designed to give players a straighter, more stable guitar neck, resistant to common problems such as changes in humidity. The neck sits in a custom fit pocket along with laser-cut spacers. There's a perfect neck angle for each Taylor guitar, and these precision spacers create it. Best of all, because there is no glue used in the NT neck design, maintenance and adjustments can be made by trained technicians in a matter of minutes.

Expression System 2

The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom designed professional audio grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favourite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor design and construct each of their guitars to a high standard, ensuring that each time you play, you are getting the best paying experience. All of Taylor’s 500 series guitars include an official Taylor hard case, and customers can benefit from a FREE 12 year Taylor European warranty when registering their purchased guitar at www.taylorguitars.com


Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Grand Concert
  • Top: Western Red Cedar
  • Back and Sides: Tropical Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bracing: Performance w/Relief Rout
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Stain: Medium Brown

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.875"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.875"
  • Inlays: Century
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Fretboard Binding: Ebony
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Headstock Logo: Grained Ivoroid Taylor
  • Rosette: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown