Taylor 612ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Sitka/Maple ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor 612ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Sitka/Maple ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

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Description & Specs

Taylor 612ce 12-Fret Grand Concert 
With a slinkier string-feel and easier-to-fret action on higher frets, which is ideal for fingerstyle blues and folk, the Taylor 612ce 12-fret Grand Concert models offer the comfort of a slightly smaller body and string scale length—as well as easy access to the upper frets allowed by the contoured cutaway—while the sonically transparent maple back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness. 

600 Series
Frequently used for electric guitar tops, the sonic transparency of the maple used in Taylor’s 600 series guitars makes them reflective of both the guitar design and the player’s touch. Pairing V-Class bracing with a Sitka spruce top—Bob Taylor’s favorite top-wood choice—which provides additional strength and elasticity, 600 series guitars respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors, from warm to bright, depending on the player’s nuanced attack.

Grand Concert Cutaway
With its shorter, 24 7/8-inch scale length the Taylor Grand Concert body shape favors the fingerstyle player, as well as single-note lead and solo guitar arrangements, issuing notes with precise clarity and offering easy action even on the highest frets. The model’s smaller body makes for a comfortable feel, without skimping on rich, robust tonal resonance, or valuable volume. 

Although it’s not part of the body, the neck is connected to the guitar, and the point at which the neck joins the body is a key factor contributing to the guitar’s overall sound. While 14-fret versions offer modern feel and articulate response, 12-fret versions boast a warm, sweet tonal character and a slinkier string feel.

Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output? 
A: Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers. 

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Concert features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment,  resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy. 

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. 

Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
Pickguard: West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets: 18
Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: Match Binding
Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Ivoroid/Paua/Ivoroid/Ebony
Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
Wedge: None
Armrest: No

Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Wings, Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/4"

Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Slot Head
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None

Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.

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