Skip to main content Skip to footer
Call 800-449-9128 & Save on Top Brands
Never miss a deal - call  (877) 509-9963 Hablamos Español
Private Reserve

Taylor 612e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

SKU 
L25569 000001000
Private Reserve Guitars
Call A Musician's Friend Advisor:  866-926-1923
Product Price $3,549.00
OR
Special Financing Offer
$99/month* for 36 months
Musician's Friend Platinum Card

0% interest through 8/27/2019.
*Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers Opens in new window

  • Free Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)

For a while maple might have been a bit misrepresented in the acoustic world, developing a reputation for being too bright for some, and lacking the ...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready to Ship
Most orders placed before noon ET ship same day (except weekends and holidays)

SHOP BY SERIAL NUMBER AND WEIGHT

  • #1105228081
    4.23 lbs.
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
    Warranty Options
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Set Alerts
Earn Points

Earn up to 28,392 reward points.

OVERVIEW

Revoiced maple paired with torrified Sitka spruce provides exceptional tone, while special appointments take it to another level.

For a while maple might have been a bit misrepresented in the acoustic world, developing a reputation for being too bright for some, and lacking the richer character of other classic tonewoods. But historically, maple has actually been one of the classic tonewoods for other stringed instruments in the violin family. Taylor has revoiced its maple 600s, including the 612ce 12-Fret Grand Concert acoustic-electric, to re-introduce its true voice to guitar players, and the results have been amazing. If you have preconceptions about maple, check them at the door, because these guitars deliver plenty of the warmth, depth, richness and sustain your ears crave in an acoustic guitar, without losing the clarity and transparency that allows maple to reflect the player and fit into a mix with other instruments. Premium features and appointments include: custom-calibrated wood thicknesses/bracing for each body shape, torrified top, hand-rubbed Brown Sugar stain (back and sides), protein glue (bracing and bridge), grained ivoroid purfling, ebony backstrap with grained ivoroid "wings" inlay, side braces, and a striped ebony pickguard.

The 612e 12-Fret Grand Concert comes with a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
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.

Taylor’s compact Grand Concert 12-fret guitars deliver a uniquely inspiring playing experience. The shorter 12-fret neck and 24-7/8" scale length create a slinky handfeel that makes fretting and bending strings easier, and the different bridge placement articulates the top in a way that produces a remarkably powerful voice for a small body. Under the hood, Taylor’s Performance bracing is optimized for each particular model, and on this all- mahogany 12-fret, players can expect more warmth, power and responsiveness than ever.

Tonewood Pairing
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. 600 Series guitars feature a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.

Traditionally known for having a focused tone with a fast note decay that cuts through a mix, our maple (back and sides) guitars have been voiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness, while retaining maple’s naturally clear, linear qualities. The clarity of the high end is still there, but the bottom end has been extended. The result is a more multi- dimensional sound that gives players the kind of musical versatility of other classic tonewoods, making our maple models a compelling choice as a primary guitar, not just a stage guitar. Our maple guitars are voiced to be very reflective of the player’s technique, so a player with a dynamic playing style or someone who likes to vary their picking attack will appreciate how easily those playing nuances come through in the tonal response.

Electronics
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.

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.

FEATURES
  • Custom-calibrated wood thicknesses/bracing
  • Torrified top
  • Hand-rubbed Brown Sugar stain (back and sides)
  • Protein glue (bracing and bridge)
  • Grained ivoroid purfling
  • Ebony backstrap with grained ivoroid "wings" inlay
  • Side braces
  • Striped ebony pickguard

Make this beauty yours today with a quick click or call. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: 12-Fret Grand Concert
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Torrefied Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Maple
  • Bracing pattern: 600 Series Advanced Performance Sitka Grand Concert
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Hard rock maple
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Slot Head Tuners with ebony buttons
  • Bridge: West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/TUSQ
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

This oversized item has special shipping requirements

Restrictions

Reviews
Questions & Answers View All
Loading....
Questions & Answers
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.