Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case
Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case
Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case
Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case
Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case

Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case

£1,695.00

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Taylor 458e 12 String guitar pre owned version in near mint condition that has been kept very safely and looked after carefully by its previous owner. An expertly crafted intuitive creative sounding electro 12 string instrument made by one of the most sought after and recognised premium quality guitar builders. This full body American crafted version is a pre owned but superb condition nicely played in example.

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This is what the guys at Taylor have to say about the 458e 12 string - Taylor's Grand Orchestra 12-strings are voiced to pump out a powerful sound loaded with lush detail and richly ringing octave shimmer. The ovangkol/spruce 458e leverages ovangkol's naturally full-range tone profile - similar to that of rosewood with a bit more midrange - to create an expansive, well-balanced 12-string sound. Lively strummers will enjoy exploring the expressive musical personality of this big-bodied acoustic. With Taylor's onboard Expression System 2 electronics, all that double-course detail will translate into a clear amplified voice.

Grand Orchestra Design - The Grand Orchestra is the largest body shape Taylor offers and was made for those that needed lots of projection and volume for massive chords. It suits 12 strings amazingly well with its massive low end and beautiful responsiveness that even lets the high strings ring out beautifully. Like all other members of the 400 series family the 458e's body is made using Ovangkol back and sides with a Sitka Spruce top. While not the most common wood to see on a guitar Ovangkol is actual an African relative of Rosewood meaning it shares a lot of tonal Properties. This way you still get the same EQ curve with pronounced lows and highs that give the guitar an almost hi--fi sound.

Rethinking the Piezo Pickup - For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to "bounce" up and down. Taylor's electronics team discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets "locked down" due to the string tension's downward pressure. That's why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

Taylor moved the pickup from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar's energy as it is transferred through the saddle. What this means is you get a warmer, richer sound. You can dig in and still sound great. The ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs as previous versions. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

Taylor 458e 12 String Guitar Pre Owned Inc case
Shape: Grand Orchestra
Back Wood: Ovangkol
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 20 5/8"
Body Width: 16.75"
Cutaway: None
Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Pickup: ES2
Includes Hardcase

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • Brand: Taylor
  • Condition: Used

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