One of Taylor’s most affordable solid body guitars, the Taylor 312ce takes the comfortable, small-bodied Grand Concert shape and decks it out with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Sapele back and sides, along with the Taylor Expression System (ES) providing an uncomplicated but incredibly natural plugged-in tone. The compact size of the Grand Concert, with its dramatically tapered waist keeping overtones in check, and its wider neck that is a godsend for complex fingerings as is the shorter, 24 7/8-inch, scale length, make the Taylor 312ce Electro Acoustic Guitar extremely comfortable play.
Featuring V-Class bracing, the Taylor 312ce marks a departure from the traditional acoustic guitar design, resulting in a body that increases sustain and ensures notes are louder and more highly defined. It also enhances the intonation of the guitar, making the top more in tune with the vibration of the strings to give you consistency no matter where on the neck you play.
In place for the top of the guitar is solid Sitka spruce, providing its trademark bright tone with clarity and articulation across a broad dynamic range. It doesn’t end there for this tonewood, as you’ll find in the years to come, as it ages very well, picking up characteristics individual to each guitar, as it is played in.
With a tone that is similar to mahogany, though, with a little more sparkle in its trebles, solid Sapele is in place at the back and sides. Well-balanced this wood responds to just about any style of play.
Matching the guitar’s beautiful tone is a playing surface worthy of it; with the Taylor 312ce Guitar’s tropical mahogany neck topped by a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with large pearl dot inlays complimenting the instrument perfectly.
Taylor Expression System (ES) Electronics
Ensuring nothing is lost in translation, the Taylor Expression System captures the true acoustic voice of the Taylor 312ce Electro Acoustic Guitar and presents it perfectly through your amp or P.A system. This it does with a combination of the Dynamic Body Sensor (mounted to the soundboard) and the Dynamic String Sensor (embedded beneath the fretboard), to capture a realistic image of the guitar. These join a discrete preamp, which is outfitted with an uncomplicated trio of controls: Volume, Bass, and Treble.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 312ce Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Solid Sapele Neck Material Tropical American Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Concert Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Included Accessories Taylor Hardcase Tuners Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners Nut & Saddle Tusq Bridge Ebony Rosette Plastic Bracing V-Class Binding Black Finish Varnish Unique Features Crown Peghead Logo Large Pearl Dots Inlays
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