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Taylor 858e LTD Rosewood/Sitka 50th Anniversary (050)


The first 12-string to join our 50th Anniversary Collection, the 858e LTD offers a rich, powerful "wall-of-sound" voice along with a supremely inviting handfeel--a nod to the playable 12-strings that helped put Taylor on the map back in the mid-'70s. With Indian rosewood back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top, this big-bodied, limited-edition Grand Orchestra aligns with the ethos that defined those early models. Modern design elements like our V-Class voicing architecture enhance the volume, sustain, pitch accuracy and touch sensitivity. Our double-mounted string anchoring system uses a shared anchor point for each pair of strings to maintain a steady string break angle over the saddle and ensure optimal tonal balance. Refined visual appointments include mother-of-pearl Progressive Diamond fretboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl peghead logo, a three-ring green abalone rosette and a faux tortoise pickguard. Celebratory 50th anniversary design elements include Taylor gold mini tuners, ebony bridge pins with gold acrylic dots and a special commemorative label inside. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Western Floral hardshell case.



Number of Strings: 12 String
Orientation: Right Handed
Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
Bracing System: V-Class Bracing
Cutaway: None
Color: Natural
Electronics: Expression System® 2
Case/Bag: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Rosette: Green Abalone 3 Ring
Back Configuration: 2-piece No Wedge
Body Binding: White
Armrest: None
Top Finish: Gloss
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Neck Wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Profile: Standard Carve
Fretboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Progressive Diamond
Fretboard Binding: White
Neck Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1-7/8"
Peghead Veneer Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Type: Paddle
Peghead Binding: White
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bridge Pins: Crelicam Ebony with Gold Acrylic Dot
Strings: D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.010 - .047)
Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners: Taylor Gold with Gold Buttons
Strap Pin: Gold
End Pin: Black