Taylor 254ce Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar, 12-String (with Case)

When you need the rich chime of a 12-string, reach for the 254ce Plus. A torrefied solid spruce top adds a mellowed character to smooth out any harshness.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes
Indian rosewood back and sides Articulate mids, big lows and smooth highs
Torrefied spruce top Aged tonal character with increased response
Tropical Mahogany Present midrange tone with a full, rich sound

Featuring easy playability, the high value 254ce Plus 12 string acoustic electric guitar responds well to strumming and flatpicking. The Grand Auditorium is the most versatile body shape in the Taylor lineup. The Taylor 254ce Plus features layered Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Torrefied Spruce top, solid ebony fingerboard and bridge, black binding, upgraded bracing, and award-winning stage and recording ready ES2 electronics. The patented Taylor neck joint ensures optimum playability and intonation. The 254ce Plus ships in a travel ready, reinforced Aerocase.


- Grand Auditorium Body Shape
- Solid Torrefied Spruce Top
- Layered Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Tropical Mahogany neck
- West African Ebony fretboard
- Gloss Finish Body
- Expression System 2 electronics
- Venetian Cutaway
- Includes reinforced Aerocase

-Number of Strings: 12
-Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
-Cutaway: Venetian
-Top: Solid Torrefied Spruce
-Back and Sides: Layered Indian Rosewood
-Neck: Tropical Mahogany
-Bridge/Fretboard: West African Ebony
-Fretboard inlays: 4 mm Italian Acrylic dots
-Nut Width: 1 7/8"
-Scale Length: 25-1/2"
-Number of Frets: 20
-Body Finish: Gloss
-Neck Finish: Matte
-Electronics: Expression System 2
-Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel Mini
-Nut and Saddle: White Nubone Nut/White Micarta Saddle
-Strings: D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light 12 String
-Case: Aerocase Brown
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 254ce-Plus

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted March 31, 2024 by Malachi S in Traverse City, MI

"When 6 strings just isn't enough"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I am a worship leader with a smaller band, to get a fuller sound I decided to buy this 12 string to experiment with new sounds. We all know the quality, craftsmanship, and beautiful tone of Taylor guitars, this guitar is no exception. This is one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played, let alone being a 12 string. Once you really get playing you forget you're even playing a 12 string because of how effortless it is. I highly recommend this guitar or any Taylor guitar and I highly recommend Zzounds for their great customer service and flexible payment options.

This guitar sounds beautiful when strumming. The torrified top gives the guitar a bright but warm sound that will stand out in a mix without being obtrusive. This guitar has the distinct and well known Taylor "chime" you've probably already heard. The nature of a 12 string guitar provides a beautiful and resonant chorus sound from the octave strings.

The wood selection is magnificent, the torrified spruce top is as high of quality as I've seen on a guitar. The gloss finish on the top, back, and sides of the body is beautifully shined and somehow feels soft to the touch even. The tuners are very high quality and easy to use, the compensated bridge has amazing attention to detail from the carving to make sure the octave strings have correct intonation. The only minor complaint I have is that the guitar comes with plastic bridge pins but read more that is the same for all Taylor guitars under the 300 series, they can be easily swapped for ebony pins during a string change.

Ease of Use
Playing a 12 string is a bit of an adjustment if you are used to a 6 string, however this is one of the easiest 12 string guitars to play that I have ever played. After a while you could forget you were even playing a 12 string if it weren't for the sound.

Taylor guitars are built to last. With the patented NT neck joint you can be assured that the guitar will be easy to service for years to come. As long as the guitar is taken care of with basic maintenance and proper humidification control, I see no reason this guitar shouldn't last a lifetime or longer.

You may get a bit of sticker shock from the price but with that price you get the value of the Taylor guitars name. I have played and owned many different guitars but there are few companies I trust as much as Taylor. When you buy a guitar you're also buying the name. Not just that but even without the Taylor name this guitar would be a good value for the price based on the materials, craftsmanship, and sound.

Manufacturer Support
Taylor customer service is top notch, I have owned 3 Taylor guitars and with any issue I've had they have been easy to reach and very receptive. They always make it right for their customers.

The Wow Factor
You can make music on any guitar, lots of manufacturers make 12 string guitars. But at the end of the day, there's just something about a Taylor that no other guitar can beat.

Musical Background:
Worship leader and hobbyist

Musical Style:
Christian contemporary, country, alternative rock, hard rock.
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