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Taylor 412ce Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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A compact guitar with a Sitka spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, and Taylor ES electronics.

The Taylor 412ce Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar lets players continue to discover solid African ovangkol' responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. White binding applies a crisp counterpoint against the gloss top and mottled brown hues of ovangkol, while the Expression System wires these guitars for high-fidelity amplified acoustic sound.

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' compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar' slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC' 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.

Ovangkol
Origin: Tropical West Africa
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.

Expression System®
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That' why we spent several years developing the onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor' ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor' David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

FEATURES
Grand Concert body design
Sitka spruce top
Ovangkol back & sides
Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
Tusq nut and saddle
Taylor Expression System electronics
Includes hardshell case

Enjoy signature Taylor tone and playability. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Shape: Grand Concert
Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Electronics: ES
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Binding: White
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Progressive 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
Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell, Black
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Taylor412ce Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

beautiful guitar and very comfortable

By old retired pro

from heart of Texas

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      Comments about Taylor 412ce Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Bought it for live performance and it is perfect for me.it can get loud without feedback or overtones.the ovangkol wood is beautiful and sounds awesome plugged in.unplugged the small size does not have much volume but played softly in a quiet room it sounds beautiful.if you try to get loud the tone gets muddy.i have a 40yr old Martin D35 for loud acoustic stuff.the Taylor 412has great tone plugged in.I am loving it

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