For those guitarists looking to broaden their musical palette, this 254ce makes a strong case as the ideal 12-string for players in all situations. Layered rosewood back and sides combine with a solid Sitka spruce top to produce a vivid, octave-rich tone layered with overtonal complexity. Shimmering, cascading highs blend smoothly with a rich low end, offering a versatile tone that performs beautifully in solo settings or as an accompanying instrument played alongside a larger ensemble. The spruce top delivers top-end clarity that helps the 254ce cut through any mix, while layered back and sides make this an ideal option for travel and practice sessions. Appointed with crisp white binding, a three-ring rosette, 4mm Dot inlays, and a Venetian cutaway, this guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a hardshell gig bag.

Specs:

Highlights

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2″
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length: 20″
  • Body Width: 16″
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8″>

    Body

    • Binding/Edge Treatment: None
    • Top Finish: Satin
    • Back Config: Layered
    • Backstrap Finish: None
    • Rosette Size: Three Ring
    • Bridge Inlay: None
    • Back/Side Finish: Satin
    • Armrest Binding: None
    • Backstrap Wood: None
    • Rosette Mat.: Pearloid
    • Stain/Sunburst: None
    • Wedge: None
    • Armrest: no

    Neck

    • Neck Width: 1-7/8″
    • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
    • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
    • Heel Cap Binding: White
    • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
    • Neck Finish: Satin
    • Heel Length: 3-1/2″

    Peghead

    • Peghead Finish: Satin
    • Peghead Binding: None
    • Peghead Type: Standard
    • Peghead Purfling: None
    • Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
    • Peghead Inlay: None
    • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore

    Other

    • Bridge Pins: Black
    • Buttons: Chrome
    • Fingerboard Ext: None
    • Edge Trim: Black/White/Black


•• WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO ••
From the sales staff in the retail locations to the employees at the warehouse, you will find musicians and players who perform in and around the community. 95% of the company workers play and/or teach music. Here, you will find employees whose skills extend outside of the workplace. We are committed.
We strive to provide the customer with the best possible service. Your experience in our stores and on our website should be memorable. We pride ourselves on making it right.
We are family oriented. For over 110 years, Willis Music has been a family owned business. Some of the current employees have even been with the company over 30 of those years. Not only do we have families at home, but Willis Music is our family too.
Here at Willis Music we are friends, family, musicians, specialists and community members. Our passion for music drives us to be successful every minute of every day. We feel that our obligation is to pass along our musical knowledge and expertise to you.
•• COMPANY HISTORY ••
Through many years of music publishing, the Willis Music Company has developed many of the top composers in the industry. Names such as John Thompson, Edna Mae Burnam, and William Gillock have helped create one of the most prestigious catalogs in the business. Here's how it all began…
  On April 1, 1899, Charles H. Willis, a twenty-seven year veteran of the sheet music industry, founded a small business at 41 East 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. In May 1901, Mr. Willis purchased miscellaneous sheet music and music books from the John Church Company and moved his business to a larger location at 4th and Elm.
Willis Music grew steadily during the ten years spent in that location. Mr. Willis and his son, William H., began publishing methods, collections, and sheet music specifically designed for the needs of the teaching community, striving to provide the community with complete, dependable, and accurate service!
In 1910, Willis Music absorbed the business of George B. Jennings and Company. The newly incorporated firm was re-named W.H. Willis and Company. William Willis, son of the founder of the business, died shortly before the company was incorporated.
Continuing to expand, W.H. Willis and Company bought the Cable Piano Company's Cincinnati branch in 1912. As both companies had been located in the same building at 4th and Elm, W.H. Willis and Company then occupied the entire seven story building. In 1919, Gustave Schirmer bought W. H. Willis and Company, making it a branch of G. Schirmer of Boston, Massachusetts. In 1923 John J. Cranley, a fiery, redheaded Irishman from the Boston Music Company, became general manager of the Willis subsidiary.
John J. Cranley began as a stockboy with The Boston Music Company. Through his hard work and because of his love for the music business, he was a natural for turning this small organization into a major corporation. Little by little, he acquired more than 50% ownership in the company through stock options.
Under John Cranley's leadership, Willis Music became "The Publisher" for teaching methods and solo pieces. The John Thompson method, "Modern Course for the Piano" was added to the catalog in 1936. This method quickly became, and still is today, the most widely used piano method in the world.
John J. Cranley's son, Edward, became president of the Willis Music Company in 1965. Edward, like his father, grew up in the company. He worked in all departments, sharing the same enthusiasm while continuing the success and growth of the organization. Currently the company is owned exclusively by the members of the Cranley family.
In 1969 the Company's headquarters moved to a 50,000 square foot warehouse in Florence, Kentucky. Soon after, Willis acquired the total assets of Rocket Manufacturing, a company that produced display racks for sheet music and books. At the same time the retail division was going through tremendous growth. By 1991 Willis Music operated eight full-line retail stores in major malls throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Edward's son, Kevin, began his training at the age of fourteen, working in the store after school. In 1979, after graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, he joined the company as a full-time employee.<br>
In November of 1990, Kevin succeeded his father as President of the Willis Music Company, at which time Edward Cranley became Treasurer.
Today, the Willis catalog of music contains more than 13,000 titles and with new composers the future looks very bright. Through new foreign publishing agreements, the catalog is growing in popularity on every continent.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • 254ce with ES2 Electronics
Categories
Made In
  • United States
Number of Strings
  • 12-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Top Material
  • Spruce
On-board Electronics
  • Piezo Pickup
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Body Shape
  • Auditorium
Number of Frets
  • 20

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