In the mid 1980s, there was a sudden upsurge in the need for a smaller-bodied guitar, and the Grand Concert by Taylor was born. The 412-e R LTD is shaped to the Grand Concert profile and is built using high quality materials that contribute to a powerful acoustic voice. The concert-style body is particularly appealing to fingerstyle guitarists, and the 412-e R LTD can cover a great scope of various genres with optimum playability.
GRAND CONCERT BODY
The Grand Concert body is the smallest full-size Taylor guitar, and its compact design proves to be incredibly comfortable. The 412-e R LTD Grand Concert can project with plenty of volume just like a dreadnought or jumbo but its articulate tone is second to none all thanks to its compact shape. The shape of the guitar makes it ideal for recording in the studio or using on stage as a session player, further enhanced by the onboard electronics. Its shorter scale length ensures fretting is made easier too.
Sitka spruce is used in the body top and is paired with Indian rosewood in the back and sides. The spruce is flexible which brings out a great range of tones whether you're into strumming big chords or fingerpicking. The body top features performance bracing with relief rout for added strength and resilience. Indian rosewood offers rich acoustic tones across all frequencies, from dark to bright.
Tropical mahogany is used to construct the neck and its satin finish allows for a more comfortable playing feel. Topping the neck is a ebony fingerboard with 20 frets on offer, decorated with 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays to guide you along. Taylor's choice of mahogany and ebony in the neck lets you experiment with various playing techniques, from fast fretting and fingerpicking to strumming chords with great resonance.
Expression System 2 electronics are fitted to the Taylor 412-e R LTD for an improved, amplified acoustic output. This preamp is completely innovative as the piezo pickup is fitted beneath the saddle rather than underneath it. The piezo pickup has three individually calibrated sensors which work exceptionally well in seizing the natural acoustic timbre of the guitar and bringing it accurately through an amplifier.
With simple controls for Volume and Tone you can shape your tone without any hassle.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
Taylor nickel tuners are fitted to the headstock to maintain precise tuning throughout being played. The stunning natural finish of the body is complemented by a protective tortoise pickguard and a three-ring soundhole rosette.
The 412-e R LTD includes a Taylor Deluxe Hardshell case in Brown to keep the guitar in the best possible condition when not in use. This Grand Concert guitar may be compact but it does not compromise on producing a wonderfully balanced, articulate range of acoustic sound.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 412e-R LTD Top Material Sitka Spruce Back and Side Material Indian Rosewood Neck Material Tropical Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Concert Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Nickel Scale Length 24 7/8 inches Bracing Performance with Relief Rout Binding White Bridge Pins Ebony Nut Tusq Saddle Micarta Pickguard Tortoise Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case in Brown
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