The Taylor 512ce electro acoustic is the perfect acoustic for guitarists who're looking for a little less top end sparkle and more of a mellow mid-range sound. The 512ce is great for singer-songwriters who want an acoustic that will accompany them, not overpower their vocals.This beautiful guitar is built to Taylor's Grand Concert body shape, arguably their most comfortable to play given the slightly smaller dimensions - also making it a superb instrument for fingerstyle players and those with limited reach. The 512ce feels very natural in the hand, and whether you're playing it seated or standing with a strap, you will feel like you can play it forever without tiring.
The back and sides of the Taylor 512ce are crafted from mahogany, which generates a nice warm low-end that delivers bags of sustain. This is married to a beautiful western red cedar top, a lyrically warm tonewood that yields a highly articulate, yet softly spoken voice.
The 512ce features a venetian cutaway, giving greater access to the upper frets so you can exploit the full frequency range available to you.
A solid tropical American mahogany neck is partnered up with a luxurious ebony fingerboard, combining to create a robust yet lively playing feel. There are 20-frets at your disposal, adorned with pearloid deco diamond inlays to guide your way.
The body and neck are both protected by a gloss finish, preserving the natural beauty of the woods for as long as possible. As well, as providing a layer of security, the gloss also creates a smooth playing feel along the neck, making it much easier to navigate.
The Taylor 512ce is fitted with Taylor's own Expression System (ES), a responsive and articulate pickup and preamp system designed in collaboration with audio pioneer Rupert Neve.
Seamlessly woven into the design and build of the guitar, the ES2 allows you to quite simply amplify and sculpt the tones produced by the 512ce when you are playing via the built in output. The onboard control system is still the same with volume and tone controls within easy access, making it incredibly simple to make changes on the fly during gigs or recording sessions.
Tortoiseshell binding supports the top whilst providing a decorative contrast against the natural grain of the cedar. The underside of the soundhole is protected by a tortoiseshell pickguard. Taylor's own chrome-plated tuning machines ensure that your tuning remains steadfast not matter how enthusiastically you hit the strings.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 512ce Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Western Red Cedar Back & Side Material Tropical American Mahogany Neck Material Tropical American Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Concert Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome-plated Scale Length 25-1/2" Binding Tortoiseshell Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Tusq Pickguard Tortoise Bracing Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern) Included Accessories Taylor Hardshell Case Elixir Medium Strings
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