The Taylor 812ce 12-Fret DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural finish is a sublime guitar that marries many exceptional features. Adopting the traditional 12-fret design in favour of a joint at the 14th fret, the guitar is afforded a more robust response. As well as this, additional deluxe upgrades have been included in the build to make this the ideal guitar for professionals and those who demand the best!
Grand Concert body
The Grand Concert body profile is slightly smaller than a more recognisable dreadnought, which makes it great for fingerstyle players. The tapered waist and ergonomically designed radius armrest come together to maximise playing comfort, whether you play in a seated or a standing position. As noted above, the 12-fret design creates a more robust output, as the bridge is moved further down the lower bout of the guitar to compensate for the adjusted neck joint. The combination is a nuanced timbre that has a much meatier character.
The body back and sides are constructed using Indian rosewood, which creates a warm tonal foundation with a generous low-end energy. The top is built using Sitka spruce - a Taylor favourite -, which provides the perfect soundboard for this exceptional model. Reinforced using Adirondack spruce advanced performance bracing with relief rout, the 812ce 12-fret is given an increased dynamic ceiling. Therefore, its size may be small, but its output is remarkably loud. Whether you fly solo or perform as part of a band or ensemble, the 812ce 12-fret nestles beautifully into any setup, whilst having the power and ability to hold its own. The understated natural finish is protected by a layer of gloss to protect and preserve the wood for as long as possible, allowing it to age gracefully.
Fitted to the body via a scarf joint is a supple yet supportive tropical mahogany neck. 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 Taylor's Element 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 812ce 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 812ce 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 812ce.
Pale non-figured maple binding trims the top, whilst an abalone rosette encircles the soundhole. The ebony bridge features ebony dot bridge pins that complement the rosewood pickguard. The headstock is equipped with Taylor slot head tuning machines, which dutifully uphold tuning integrity with precision.
Taylor have ensured that you can keep your 812ce 12-Fret DLX electro acoustic guitar remains well-protected and safely stored by including a deluxe hardshell case.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 812ce Fret DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar Guitar Size Full Body Shape Grand Concert Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Indian Rosewood Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Binding Pale Non-Figured Maple Rosette Abalone Pickguard Rosewood Neck Material Tropical Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Scale Length 24-7/8-inches Number of Strings 6 Tuners Gotoh Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Finish Natural Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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