Taylor 712e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Natural, SN:1102034102)


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You are looking at a Taylor 712e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural, serial number 1102034102. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

If you're looking for a beautiful sounding acoustic guitar with traditional styling and a classic Americana vibe, the Taylor 712e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric guitar is the perfect choice for you. A classic marriage of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce come together for this 712e 12-Fret to give you a full-range acoustic voice.The smaller body with a tapered waist is not only incredibly comfortable, but also helps keep overtones in check. Combined with the additional tonal depth of the 12-fret construction, the 712e 12-Fret fits beautifully in a mix with other instruments. Carved from tropical mahogany, the fingerstyle-friendly neck features a shorter 24 7/8" scale length and is topped off with an ebony fingerboard.

This traditionally appointed Taylor 712e 12-Fret features grained ivoroid Heritage Diamond fingerboard inlays, a three ring ivoroid rosette, an ivoroid Taylor logo, and grained ivoroid body, fingerboard, headstock and heelcap binding that all cater to the 712e 12-Fret's vintage style aesthetic.

The Taylor Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated piezo-electric sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed pro audio-grade preamp, the ES2 produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the ES2 faithfully conveys the voice of a Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three piezo sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the pressure of the sensors against the saddle.

Like the original Taylor Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

The 712e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric guitar comes fully protected by a Taylor Deluxe hardshell case.


  • Body: Grand Concert
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Three Ring Ivoroid
  • Bracing: 12-Fret Bracing
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Back Configuration: 2-Piece, No Wedge
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Length: 19 1/2”
  • Body Width: 15”
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8”
  • Body/Heel Cap/Fretboard/Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Width: 1 3/4”
  • Heel Length: 3 1/4”
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8”
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Grained Ivoroid Heritage Diamonds
  • Nut/Saddle: Tusq
  • Peghead Type/Finish/Logo: Standard/Satin Finish/Ivoroid Logo
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Bridge/Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2)
  • Strings:Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

Get your Taylor 712e 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Serial#: 1102034102) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
Number Of Frets 18
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width N/A
Neck Wood Mahogany
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Other Features Grained Ivoroid Binding

Grained Ivoroid Heritage Diamond Fretboard Inlays
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 700
Model 712e 12-Fret


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