My 1990 Taylor 655 is typical of the earlier maple-bodied 12-strings with its unstained maple back and sides, super-slim profile mahogany neck and Sitka Spruce top. This example has simple dots as fret markers rather than the 600-series markers. The headstock is unbound and unadorned other than for the Taylor name. Gold Shaller mini-tuners are used. This model has a undersaddle pickup system installed for amplified playing. The specifications for this guitar are listed on the Taylor Guitars website under the 12-string section for the body dimensions, etc. (17 inches wide at the lower bout).
The tone produced is what you would expect from a maple-bodied 12-string with its punchy projection and bright, clear tonality. The highs have the same bell-like quality that Taylors have become known for and the playability is beyond compare. Though not quite as easy to play as my 855, this 12-string is only slightly more difficult to play than most of my 6-string guitars. The neck profile assists this but the low action accounts for most of it. This guitar is in very good to excellent condition with only minor playing wear and no fret wear. This is my early 615, Blondie's, big sister in terms of both appearance and sound.
And now for the pictures (click to enlarge):
Price: $1800.00 plus flat rate of $50.00 for shipping & insurance (required).
The guitar came in its original Taylor hardshell case which is in very good condition as well.
So concludes the presentation of my 1990 Taylor 655 guitar. Feel free to contact me with any questions and/or comments.
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