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Taylor 712ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Western Sunburst

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Overview

A comfortable body size and neck width with high-performance electronics.

The Taylor 712ce-N showcases an inspiring tonal and visual makeover. The result is a bolder musical voice with a refreshed visual aesthetic that blends rootsy appeal with warm, wood-rich details to give the series a distinctive musical personality. Tonal upgrades include a switch from Sitka spruce to Lutz spruce, which produces a powerful tonal response comparable to older, high- grade Adirondack spruce, and gives players a higher volume ceiling. Two other tone-enhancing refinements include Taylor’s new Performance bracing and the use of protein glue for the bracing and bridge. Together with the Lutz top they optimize the tonal response, capturing all of rosewood’s classic richness and strengthening the fundamental focus.

These guitars promise to give back to players everything they put in and then some. New appointment details include non-figured koa binding; a 3-ring herringbone-style rosette featuring mirrored, bias-cut Douglas fir with maple/black trim; top edge trim of bias-cut end-grain Douglas fir with maple/black accents; a new “Reflections” fretboard inlay in pale green abalone; and a new weathered brown pickguard with a matte finish. A new Western sunburst top option is also available, adding an earthy honey-brown complexion for a darker vintage look.

All 700 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection. One of the alluring traits of a nylon-string guitar is the way its tonal character can instantly change the complexion of any song. This makes a nylon an indispensable tool for songwriting, recording and performance, letting you weave a different flavor or rhythmic texture into your music.

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. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.

Tone woods
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. Lutz Spruce is a naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce. Sitka is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era because it blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Lutz spruce takes these attributes and blends them with those of White and Engelmann spruce, with an end result resembling old Adirondack spruce.

When combined with Taylor's bracing architecture, guitars are more powerful, richer and louder than before. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Lutz top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.

Electronics
The ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer, but the preamp design and tone controls were customized to complement the nylon-string voice. Taylor's standard ES control knobs (Volume, Treble and Bass) enable plenty of tone-shaping while preserving the natural design aesthetic

Features

Body
  • Guitar size: Concert (Length 19-1/2", Width 15")
  • Cutaway: No
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Concert
  • Body depth: 4-3/8 in.
  • Top wood: Solid Lutz Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Nylon Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss 6.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Nut width: 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Neck Shape: Taylor Standard Nylon Profile
  • Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 17
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: ES-N
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Notch filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Nickel Classical Tuners with Pearloid Buttons
  • Rosette: Douglas Fir Herringbone-Style, 3-ring
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta, Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: 20" Fingerboard Radius; Neck and Body Join at 12th Fret
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Hard Shell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA

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