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Taylor 657ce Bajo Quinto Big Leaf Maple Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Black

SKU 04TAY192
by Taylor
Original price $ 3,999.00 - Original price $ 3,999.00
Original price
$ 3,999.00
$ 3,999.00 - $ 3,999.00
Current price $ 3,999.00

Taylor is excited to unveil a new category of double-course instruments inspired by the rich Latin/Mexican musical influences of their regional culture. As a cross-border manufacturer based in San Diego County (El Cajon, California) with a closely connected
factory just 50 miles away in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, they are truly a blended U.S./Mexican operation. The cross-pollination of traditional Latin music with other genres presents an exciting opportunity for us to offer their take on popular instruments
in the region, infused with Taylor’s standards of playability and craftmanship.

When this 657ce Bajo Quinto landed, we we blown away, and immediately fell in love.  Between the unique voice and the signature Taylor playability, players of various styles will be intrigued by the possibilities of the bajo quinto. 

Taylor master builder Andy Powers has applied the same fundamental design standards that Taylor is known for in the acoustic guitar world — easy-playing necks, clear,  balanced sound, consistently high build quality and reliable performance — to craft a bajo quinto that delivers a fun and inspiring “Taylor-grade” playing experience.

Andy leveraged some of Taylor’s existing body design architecture to craft a premium-performance edition of the bajo quinto.  It incorporates Taylor’s Grand Pacific
body style and V-Class internal bracing.  Beyond V-Class’s voicing benefits, it’s also structurally stable enough to support the top with the extra string tension without the need for additional reinforcement.

One unique design innovation is an offset bridge pin/string ramp setup that allows each string course to be paired together for optimal touch response and resonance but without the strings interfering with each other. The body also features a Florentine-style cutaway (making it the first cutaway Grand Pacific body), which is stylistically in line with the look and functional upper-register access associated with traditional bajo quintos, though this version is a more modern interpretation.

Distinctive aesthetic details include white binding that outlines the body, fretboard and peghead, a white pearloid double pickguard (another nod to traditional bajo quintos) with a matching truss rod cover, a single-ring green abalone rosette with black and white purfling, mother-of-pearl Mission inlays outlined in grained ivoroid, ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots, and gold Taylor mini tuners.

The guitar is strung with D’Addario bajo quinto strings (.026-.078), comes with a Fishman Rare Earth magnetic soundhole pickup (producing an amplified acoustic tone that will be familiar to bajo quinto players), and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell Western Floral case.

A note on strings: Taylor will have packaged ball-end bajo quinto strings for sale toward the end of 2024. In the meantime, players can buy single strings to make a set or contact Taylor's Customer Service team to purchase a complete set.



  • Back/Side Wood: Solid Big Leaf Maple
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck: Hard Rock Maple
  • Fretboard: Crelicam Ebony
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8”
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2”
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Electronics: Fishman Rare Earth Magnetic Soundhole Pickup
  • Guitar Protection: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Western Floral
  • Strings: D’Addario Bajo Quinto-10 (Ball End, Wound .026/.026, .036/.036, .046/.046, .062/.030, .078/.036)