The Taylor 712ce 12 Fret Electro Acoustic Guitar in Western Sunburst finish combines the traditional 12th fret neck joint guitar design with Taylor's exceptional modern-day craftsmanship. Add to that their Expression System 2 electronics, gig-ready hardware, and a flawless finish, and you have an exceptional model that is a dream to perform with.
Grand Concert body
Taylor's Grand Concert design is a smaller-bodied guitar that is perfect for fingerstyle players. The tapered waist makes it exceptional comfortable to perform with in both the studio and on the stage. The Grand Concert doesn't produce the booming energy of a dreadnought, which makes it perfect for nuanced performances that require tonal subtlety.
The traditional 12-fret design adheres to early 20th Century models that are highly regarded by purists. As the neck joint is at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, the bridge is shifted towards the centre of the lower bout. The effect this has on the tone is measurable, producing a richer, aurally-pleasing timbre. It also enhances the playability of the neck, as the upper frets are within easier reach.
The body back and sides are constructed using Indian rosewood, which creates a warm tonal foundation with a hearty midrange energy. The top is built from Lutz spruce, which is reinforced with performance bracing with relief rout. The bracing enables the soundboard to resonate freely to produce an enviable projection. You can rest assured that the subtle nuances of your performance will sing out beautifully.
Fitted to the body via a scarf joint is a supple yet supportive tropical mahogany neck. The slightly wider Grand Concert neck profile and shorter scale length combine to accommodate complex fingerings. This also results in a slinkier feel due to the reduced tension. The neck has been treated to a satin finish to prevent unwanted stickiness or tackiness from impeding your movement. Paired with the neck is a luxurious ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with abalone reflection inlays to guide your way in style. Ebony binding ensures smooth transitions between each and every fret. The elegantly shaped Venetian cutaway makes it even easier to reach the upper frets.
Expression System 2 Electronics
Taylor's exclusive Expression System 2 pickup is fitted in the 712ce to give you unparalleled amplification. The ES2 pickup features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors that faithfully transmit the natural tones of the 712ce through recording equipment or an amplifier. Taylor have patented this behind-the-saddle design and it is one which captures all the tone on offer from the 712ce.
The gloss body finish protects the western sunburst finish. Non-figured Koa binding trims the top, whilst a 2016 3-Ring rosette encircles the soundhole. The ebony bridge features ebony dot bridge pins that complement the striped tortoise pickguard. The headstock is fitted with Taylor nickel tuners, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout each and every performance.
Taylor have ensured that you can keep your 712ce 12 Fret Electro Acoustic Guitar remains well-protected and safely stored by including a deluxe hardshell case.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 712ce 12 Fret Electro Acoustic Guitar Guitar Size Full Body Shape Grand Concert Top Material Lutz Spruce Back & Side Material Indian Rosewood Bracing Performance with Relief Rout Binding Non-figured Koa Rosette Douglas Fir Herringbone Pickguard Weathered Brown Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Scale Length 24-7/8-inches Number of Strings 6 Tuners Taylor Nickel Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Finish Western Sunburst Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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