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Taylor 812 12-Fret Rosewood/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar   

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The Taylor 812 12-Fret Rosewood/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar is part of their flagship series and traces back to Bob Taylor' first rosewood g...Read More

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A deluxe guitar with intricate inlays, binding and superb craftsmanship all around.

The Taylor 812 12-Fret Rosewood/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar is part of their flagship series and traces back to Bob Taylor' first rosewood guitars, which helped establish a modern acoustic guitar sound. Contemporary appointments include curly maple binding and a pearl fretboard inlay, which together add a splash of refined style.

Grand Concert (GC)
Body Length: 19-1/2" / Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4-3/8"
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.

Indian Rosewood
Origin: East India
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewood' vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. It' a great sound in part because we know that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music - certain strains of Americana, for example - rosewood has an iconic status. Also like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. It' very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver.

FEATURES
  • Grand Concert body
  • 12-fret-to-body design and bracing
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Curly maple binding
  • Pearl fretboard inlay
  • Includes Taylor hardshell case
SPECIFICATIONS

812 12-Fret Rosewood/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

  • Shape: Grand Concert
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
    Scale length: 24-7/8"
    Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
    Body Length: 19-1/2"
    Body Width: 15"
    Body Depth: 4-3/8"
    Nut & Saddle:Tusq
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: 12-Fret Bracing
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: 800 Series
    Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    Binding: Curly Maple
    Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
    Tuners: Taylor Gold
    Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    Back/Side Finish: Gloss
    Top Finish: Gloss
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Pickguard: Tortoise
    Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
    Number of Frets: 18
    Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Light
    Buttons: Gold
    Filler (Body): Clear
    Filler (Neck): Clear
    Fretboard Binding: Curly Maple
    Heel Cap Binding: Curly Maple
    Heel length: 3-1/4"
    Purfling Material: Fiber
    Peghead Finish: Satin
    Peghead Binding: Curly Maple
    Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
    Peghead Type: Slot Head
    Rosette Mat.: Abalone
    Rosette Size: Single Ring
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
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