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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural


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  • 12-fret version of the Taylor 812ce electro acoustic model
  • Sitka spruce top with Natural finish for great sound projection
  • Indian rosewood back and sides offers a wide range of tones and frequencies
  • Grand Concert body shape with Venetian cutaway
  • Tropical mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard gives you a smooth playing feel
  • Taylors Expression System 2 electronics to amplify your acoustic tone
  • Includes Taylor deluxe brown hardshell case for added protection
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Taylor is a name that goes hand in hand with high end guitars. Having built an outstanding reputation for creating flawless instruments that are as beautiful to look at as they are to play and hear, Taylor consistently pushes the boundaries and strives for perfection with every model they create. This particular version of the 812ce joins the neck with the body at the 12th fret as oppose to the 14th. As a result, the bridge is further back on the soundboard which delivers a deep, rich vintage tone with suprising projection from such a compact guitar.

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret's body back and sides have been crafted from Indian rosewood, a delightfully rich and complex tonewood that produces a full and robust mid to low-end force. The top is made from Sitka spruce - a Taylor favourite - due to its excellent resonant properties that enable it to project huge sounds with the greatest of ease. The bright-sounding spruce works in harmony with the body to deliver inspirational tone and projection.

A gloss finish has been given to the body to protect from unwanted nicks and scrapes that could otherwise occur over the years. It also enables the guitar to cope with changes in humidity and temperature capably, making this a fantastic touring and gigging partner. On this model Taylor have created an even slimmer coating of gloss - down from 6mm to 3.5mm - without sacrificing on its protective abilities.

The neck is carefully crafted using a tropical mahogany, giving it an unquestionably sturdy feel in the hand. Married to the mahogany is a sumptuous smoked ebony fingerboard, giving a delightful surface to navigate along. The mahogany and ebony combine perfectly to create a highly resonant platform for the strings, guaranteeing that every note rings out with sparkling clarity. The neck has been treated to newly designed Mother-of-Pearl Element position inlays.

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret benefits from Taylor's newly designed Expression System 2 (ES2). As part of their never-ending quest for better tone, they shifted their usual 'under-the-saddle' design as they found that by placing the pickup behind the saddle, a less brittle, brash and synthetic sound could be captured. This means that no matter how aggressively you play, the natural warmth produced by the tonewoods rings out beautifully without colouring the signal or blemishing the natural timbre of the 812ce.

The control layout features the same volume and tone control knobs as on the original Expression System, with Taylor changing the gain structure of the preamp slightly to make it a little hotter. When playing live, this subtle adjustment gives the 812e 12-fret the boost you need to be heard loud and clear.

Because the, 812ce 12 Fret Electro Acoustic is a guitar you are going to want to keep in peak condition over the years, Taylor have even included a brown Taylor branded deluxe hardcase making this one of the best packages out there for the most discerning of guitarists.

Model812ce 12 Fret
Top MaterialSitka Spruce
Back & Side MaterialIndian Rosewood
Neck MaterialTropical Mahogany
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Body ShapeGrand Concert with Venetian Cutaway
PickupsExpression System 2
Guitar SizeFull Size
Number of Strings6
TunersTaylor Nickel
Scale Length24-7/8"
BindingMaple .080"
Nut & SaddleTusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Truss RodEbony Cover
BracingAdvanced Performance with Relief Rout
FinishGloss 3.5 Top, Back &s; Sides, Satin Neck
Included AccessoriesBrown Taylor Deluxe Hardcase
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