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Taylor 812ce DLX 12-Fret V-Class Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The essence of the Taylor playing experience lives within the rosewood/spruce 800 Series. 800 Series DLX V-Class guitars, like this 812ce DLX 12-Fret...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gorgeous appointments, including an radius armrest, and the complex timbre of solid spruce and rosewood.

The essence of the Taylor playing experience lives within the rosewood/spruce 800 Series. 800 Series DLX V-Class guitars, like this 812ce DLX 12-Fret V-Class Grand Concert acoustic-electric guitar, build upon the 800 Series platform by adding an exquisite, mid-century-modern- inspired Radius armrest and chrome Gotoh tuners. The Radius armrest isn't just a marvel of craftmanship, it actually takes the edge off the playing experience, easing the physical stress on a player's strumming or picking arm. Gotoh 510 tuners supply a higher 21:1 gear ratio to give you finely calibrated tuning control. The 812ce DLX 12-Fret V-Class Grand Concert acoustic-electric guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case 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 flat-pickers 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 handf-eel 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.

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. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tonewoods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tonewoods 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.

V-Class Bracing
Taylor's V-Class bracing is a fundamental innovation in acoustic guitar design. It marks an important evolution beyond traditional X-bracing, introducing an entirely new platform for acoustic performance. It is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation (in-tune-ness) issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off". They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience. Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. Other benefits: harmonics ring more uniformly down the neck, notes are louder with more projection and sustain, and notes are more consistent, i.e., upper register notes don't get choked out or swallowed. Fewer "sour" sonic qualities exist with chords; a more agreeable relationship is created between notes as they ripen, bloom and decay.

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 acoustically 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.

Other Features
Indian rosewood pickguard and top edge trim, single ring abalone rosette edged with rosewood, mother-of-pearl "Element" fingerboard inlay, hard rock maple binding (non-figured) on body and soundhole, West African ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots.

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
  • All-solid wood construction
  • Radius armrest with Indian rosewood insert
  • V-Class bracing to enhance intonation, sustain and volume
  • Smoked nickel hardware
  • Indian rosewood pickguard
  • Indian rosewood top edge trim
  • Single-ring abalone rosette edged with rosewood
  • Mother-of-pearl peghead and "Element" fingerboard inlays
  • Hard rock maple body binding
  • Hard rock maple soundhole binding
  • West African ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots

Invest in your musical future with this solid Taylor acoustic-electric guitar. Order yours today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Concert/OO
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class Grand Concert with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.87"
  • 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: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor nickel slotted with ebony buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "wave"/Graphite nut (black)
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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