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Taylor Presentation Series PS12ce Dreadnought Macassar Ebony Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of Taylor's Presentation Series are each unique and always spectac...Click To Read More About This Product
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Intricate Nouveau and paua inlays are simply the finishing touches to a special guitar to behold, be held, and be cherished for years to come.
The dramatically variegated sets of Macassar ebony selected for the back and sides of Taylor's Presentation Series are each unique and always spectacular. Together with the many other finely composed design details that adorn these guitars, Taylor's rich aesthetic forms a vibrant visual symphony that’s highlighted by sparkling paua abalone inlays and trim. A hand-sculpted ebony armrest elevates the playing experience in elegant and ergonomic fashion, making an artistic statement about the inspirational nature of thoughtful craftsmanship.
Comes with Taylor Deluxe Hardshell case.
Taylor's Grand Concert is slightly smaller that its Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. The Grand Concert pairs well with both 14-fret and 12-fret neck-to-body construction, and offers an articulate voice with top-end chime. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flatpickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Macassar ebony is a dense hardwood that produces a clear, focused sound with good projection and volume. It's characterized by strong bass, lower mids, clear highs and a scooped midrange similar to rosewood. It yields rich overtones that complement slower, softer playing, yet it responds well to aggressive playing. Players' techniques and pick choice come through very clearly.
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Premium features include an ebony armrest, paua "Nouveau" fretboard inlay, paua trim (on the top, back, sides, fretboard extension, fretboard, peghead and armrest), Macassar ebony backstrap, peghead and bridge inlays, bone nut, and abalone dot bridge pins.
The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.
Body type: Taylor Grand Concert
Cutaway: Single Cutaway
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Macassar Ebony
Bracing pattern: CV Bracing Pattern with Relief Rout
Body finish: Gloss 6.0
Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
Scale length: 24.87 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold Tuners with Gold Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone Nut, Micarta "Wave" Saddle
Number of strings: 6
Special features: See "Other Features" above
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Country of origin: United States
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