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Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Shape: Grand Concert
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,198.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $499.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,69900

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A small-body with a Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides, soft cutaway and Taylor ES electronics.

The Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar features the richness of the solid-wood acoustic experience of the 300 Series. Sapele shares mahogany’s lively tonal response and, together with a gloss-finish Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele’s ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch.

Grand Concert (GC)
Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4-3/8" / Body Length: 19-1/2"
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC’s compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar’s slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC’s smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. The current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.

Sapele
Origin: West Africa
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It’s sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. Taylor will be able to offer it for a long, long time.

Expression System®
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor, the Expression System amplifies your guitar with an unrivaled, natural live sound. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally-clean amplified sound. It’s your tone. Amplified.

Features
  • Shape: Grand Concert
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Electronics: ES
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
  • Binding: Black
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickguard: Tortoise

Enjoy signature Taylor tone and playability. Order today.

 
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Taylor312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Real nice basic acoustic-electric guitar

        By Flip

        from NJ

        Pros

        • Comfortable Body Size
        • Easy to play
        • Great For Lead Or Rhythm
        • Taylor Expression System
        • Well balanced sound

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Acoustic Jazz
        • Fingerstyle
        • Flatpicking
        • Gigs

        Comments about Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I prefer a smaller guitar so the grand concert size is perfect for me. This guitar has no fancy appointments, just the basics. Excellent workmanship and materials. Great sound, not as big as a dreadnaught but well balanced. Good bass response for its size.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar Great Experience

        By CinciOH

        from Cincinnati, OH

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              Comments about Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              After reading some of the reviews as I searched for a quality acoustic guitar on the Musician's Friend website, I decided to leave a comment on my experience.
              I'm a longtime guitar player of mostly electrics. I wanted a very good electric-acoustic at a reasonable price. I found the Taylor 312ce and used the 12 months same as cash promotion.
              The Taylor was in stock and I received the guitar within 4 days after my order was placed. The set up out of the case was perfect. I haven't made an adjustment other than tuning. The guitar was delivered in pristine condition. The guitar quality, fit and finish are outstanding. At this price point it comes with a lush Taylor case.
              There are some negative comments out there on MF customer service but everything was just fine for me. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from MF again.

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              5.0

              WOW what a guitar!

              By moomba

              from SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

              Pros

              • Beautiful Clear Sustain
              • Makes Playing Fun
              • Perfect Body Size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enjoying life

                Comments about Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I can hold this guitar in my hands for hours at a time. Heck I could sit there and strike one note for an hour at a time and just listen to it ring. It is beautiful to look at, hold, and play. This is my first Taylor and it blows anything away that I have played before. Every instrument has their own unique qualities but this thing is a joy to pick up. The reason I went with this guitar was for the smaller body style so that I could sit on the couch all day and play and this fits the bill. It may be smaller but the tone is unbelievable. I would like to point out that I have not played any of the bigger Taylor models though. The wood is outstanding and I really like the smooth more natural finish on the neck (not nitrocellulose or laquered finish) It has made me fall back in love with the guitar. Yes the price may be scary but this is one you will keep for the rest of your life. I know I will.

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