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1998 Taylor Guitars K65E Koa/Koa
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Taylor
Product Year
1998
Model
K65E
Serial #
981218144
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4785
Condition
Near Mint Some Finish Checking Around Tuners
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Koa
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
B/W/B Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Tortoise Style
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo and Custom Inlay
Body Bindings
Tortoise Style
Tuners
Grover Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
12.25 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.88 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.8 mm
String Spacing
2.38 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.5 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Taylor
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Description

Taylor guitars have long been known both for their Koa series and their 12 strings. Naturally, the combination of the two would be wonderful. We just got in a lovely 1998 Taylor K65E, nicely opened up and full of powerful sounds. This guitar has a crisp, dry tone, thanks to its all Koa body (and an excellently figured Koa at that), and more projection and sustain than you'll know what to do with. The trouble with many Jumbo 12 string guitars is their unbalanced sound, but Taylor's craftsmanship and eye for good tonewoods has overcome this hurdle: the K65E has a tight, controlled low-end and exhibits good articulation between each string. As a result, this is a much more dynamically voiced 12 string than folks are used to; responding equally well to flatpicking with a lot of drive and to fingerstyle ballads. Its voice ranges from bright when played aggressively to mellow and poignant for softer passages. This guitar comes with the original Taylor hardshell case, and is equipped with a Fishmann preamp.

It's not every day you come across a 12 string with such a capacity for different voices and modes. Taylor Guitars have outdone themselves with this one, though: it'll sing any tune you concoct with it. I like the 1 7/8" nut, since it helps fret the double courses a bit more cleanly. Basically, I want to keep this Taylor for myself, so act fast if you want to get your hands on it.
 
I was impressed with this guitar as well. The koa gives it a drier sound that is very pleasing in a Taylor guitar. I think you'll like it.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.38 in
WOODS KOA,
KOA

Taylor guitars have long been known both for their Koa series and their 12 strings. Naturally, the combination of the two would be wonderful.
 

It's not every day you come across a 12 string with such a capacity for different voices and modes. Taylor Guitars have outdone themselves with this one, though: it'll sing any tune you concoct with it.
 
I was impressed with this guitar as well. The koa gives it a drier sound that is very pleasing in a Taylor guitar.
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