Back and sides of solid Big Leaf maple voiced with personal touches from Andy Powers set the 12-string Builder's Edition 652ce WHB apart from the rest of the Taylor line. Coupled with a torrefied spruce top, maple produces a vibrant sound with a transparent quality that emphasizes the unique style of each player, while the special roasting process for the soundboard adds a touch of aged-in sweetness. V-Class bracing draws out more volume and sustain while making for a cleaner harmony between notes all the way down the neck, and the reverse-strung setup (with the heavier string on top of each pair) delivers more midrange heft and warmth. The comfortable Grand Concert body is appointed with an armrest, rolled edges, a beveled cutaway and our Silent Satin finish.
Top Finish: Silent Satin