Sapele’s clear, balanced tonal properties are well-suited for a 12-string. The cutaway acoustic/electric 356ce delivers plenty of midrange and octave shimmer, balanced by the low-end power of the Grand Symphony body shape. An ultra-playable neck delivers an effortless fretting experience. Appointments include black binding, a black pickguard, Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays, a 3-ring rosette, and a satin-finish sapele body with a gloss-finish spruce top. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup for a smooth plug-and-play experience, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.