This Pretty Woman in the 12-string edition of the very affordable Taylor 100 series. A guy called Roy Orbison was looking for a specific guitar sound, more powerful and grittier than regular acoustic guitars. One day he bumped into a 12-string and loved the sound so much that he used it to play his most famous riff, Pretty Woman… Well that’s history class for today, let’s talk guitars now, in particular the Taylor 150e.
Though most of Taylor’s 12-string models are Grand Symphony’s, the Taylor 150e is a Dreadnought, giving you strong low-end response in the characteristic 12 string ringing sound.
This baby is wearing a solid Sitka spruce top for clear tone and response, layered Sapele back and sides and a Sapele neck with ebony fretboard. Now about that neck. 12-string necks can be big and wide and hard to play. Not this beauty! With a neckwidth of only 1 7/8’’ the Taylor 150e has a comfortable, smooth playing neck in combination of that big, beautiful 12-string sound. The Taylor Electronic System pickup works like a microphone to create a warm, acoustic sound when plugged in.
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