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Taylor PS12ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Exotic and reclaimed wood blend create a visually and sonically appealing instrument you'll be entranced by for years.
The dramatically variegated sets of West African ebony selected for the back and sides of Taylor's Presentation Series PS12ce 12-Fret Grand Concert acoustic-electric are each unique and always spectacular. Together with the many other finely composed design details that adorn the PS12ce 12-Fret Grand Concert, Taylor's rich aesthetic forms a vibrant visual symphony that's highlighted by sparkling paua abalone inlays and trim. A hand-sculpted ebony armrest elevate the playing experience in elegant and ergonomic fashion, making an artistic statement about the inspirational nature of thoughtful craftsmanship. This Taylor PS12ce is a stunner that marries exotic striped ebony back and sides, supplied by Taylor's ebony mill in Cameroon, with a richly variegated sinker redwood top. The tight-grained top, sliced from old-growth redwood reclaimed from a California river, is infused with an array of colors imparted from the mineral-rich river bed. Sonically, redwood blends the warm overtone complexity of cedar with the attacking power of spruce, while ebony yields some of rosewood’s bell-like fidelity but with the more linear output of maple.
The Taylor PS12ce 12-Fret Grand Concert ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case for optimal fit and protection.
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.
A player favorite for its origins, sinker redwood soundboards are sliced from huge old-growth redwood logs reclaimed from the depths of Northern California rivers, where they’ve rested in many cases for more than a century. The tops typically display a rich spectrum of variegation, the result of colors uniquely imparted from silt and the mineral-rich water. The age and size of these trees translates into a tight grain with nice cross-grain stiffness, so it will tend to have a fairly bold response, with a brilliance complemented by warm overtones similar to cedar. In fact, it’s often characterized around the Taylor factory as "cedar on steroids." It's great for players who like the warm overtones of cedar with a little extra brightness and headroom. It looks striking when visually matched with African ebony. African 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.
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.
- Hand-sculpted ebony armrest
- Exotic striped ebony body from Cameroon
- Variegated sinker redwood reclaimed from California river
- Onboard Taylor ES2 electronics
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- Body type: Grand Concert/OO
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Top wood: Solid sinker rosewood
- Back and sides: Solid Solid striped West African ebony
- Bracing pattern: CV bracing with relief rout with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard 12-Fret
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical mahogany with striped West African 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: Slot head with grained ivoroid buttons
- Bridge: West African ebony
- Saddle and nut: Bone /Micarta "Wave" saddle
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Deluxe hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States