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Taylor 812ce Limited Edition 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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With the debut of its comprehensive redesign in 2014, master guitar designer Andy Powers took what was already Taylor’s flagship 800 guitar series an...Click To Read More About This Product
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With the debut of its comprehensive redesign in 2014, master guitar designer Andy Powers took what was already Taylor’s flagship 800 guitar series and deployed an array of voicing enhancements, ranging from customized bracing and wood thicknesses for each body style to the use of protein glues and ultra-thin finish, to bring out another level of musicality. Together, these refinements deliver much more than the sum of their parts. The 812ce Limited Edition 12-Fret Grand Concert features a redwood top, instead of the usual Sitka spruce in this series, which possesses great attributes of both cedar and Sitka spruce. The 812ce Limited Edition model comes with Taylor Expression System 2 electronics and ships in a 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. 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 unique Limited Edition 12-fret guitar, players can expect wonderful warmth, power and responsiveness.
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. Redwood has a brilliance complemented by warm overtones similar to cedar. It's great for players who like the warm overtones of cedar with a little extra brightness, headroom and punch that Sitka spruce offers. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the redwood 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.
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.
- Advanced Performance bracing with hide glue
- Smoky ebony fretboard
- Pale (non-figured) maple binding
- Rosewood top edge trim
- Single-ring abalone rosette edged with rosewood
- Mother-of-pearl "Element" fretboard inlay
- Full-gloss (3.5-mil) body finish
- Abalone-dot bridge pins
- Taylor slot-head tuners with ebony buttons
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- Body type: Grand Concert/OO 12-Fret
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Top wood: Solid Redwood
- Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
- Bracing pattern: Taylor Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss 3.5
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile 12-string
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Smoky ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical mahogany with ebony backstrap
- Scale length: 24.87 in.
- Number of frets: 18
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: 2-band
- Feedback filter: Phase
- Tuner: No
- Headstock overlay: West African ebony
- Tuning machines: Taylor 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