Taylor 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar


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The richness of the solid-wood acoustic experience begins with the Taylor 300 Series. Sapele shares mahogany’s lively tonal response and, together with a gloss-finish Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele’s ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch.

The Taylor 312ce-N is a Grand Concert shaped guitar with a soft cutaway. This soft cutaway has a flatter slope than Taylor's standard Venetian style. The Grand Concert is a smaller bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle. The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the Grand Concert’s compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It is also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar’s slightly wider neck gives players more room for complex fingerings. The Grand Concert’s smaller sonic footprint also fits cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. Taylor's current generation of Grand Concert models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.

The Taylor 312ce-N boasts a solid Sitka spruce top. Sitka spruce hails from Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada). As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar. Sitka Spruce agrees with all styles of guitars and players.

Complementing the Sitka spruce top the Taylor 312ce-N features solid Sapele back and sides. Sapele is an alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It’s sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing. Sapele is a great all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.

The Taylor 312ce-N features Nylon-String Fan Brancing. Fan bracing is a completely different bracing style that is used on Taylor's nylon-string models. It was inspired by patterns used by classical guitar builders. Because nylon strings generate less tension, a nylon-string guitar typically has a thinner top and much lighter bracing. Taylor's unique ladder-style pattern produces a signature Taylor nylon-string voice: an “open” sound that’s clear and bright, strong on the treble side, and long on sustain.

When it’s time to plug in and hit the stage, the Taylor 312ce-N features the Taylor ES-N. Like the the ES-T, The ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer, but the preamp design and tone controls were customized to complement the nylon-string voice. Taylor's standard ES control knobs enable plenty of tone-shaping and preserve the natural design aesthetic. The 312ce-N is equally at home on stage, in studio, or the front porch.


  • Cutaway Grand Concert body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid Sapele back and sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Taylor ES-N onboard electronics
  • Tusq nut and saddle
  • Black body binding
  • Classical Chrome with Pearloid Buttons
  • D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension
  • 24-7/8" scale
  • Nylon-String Fan Brancing
  • Taylor Standard Hardshell Black case included
  • Taylor guitars feature a limited lifetime warranty

Order your Taylor 312ce-N Cutaway Nylon-String Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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  • Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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    Comments about Taylor 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar:

    Best price available from anyone for a Taylor 312-CEN. Wanted a nylon string Taylor to complement several steel string acoustic electric Taylors. Most bought from Sam Ash. Knew this guitar and found on line at Sam Ash. No downside. Great delivery and service. Arrived in a couple of days.

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    Series 300 Series
    Other Features Black Binding, 17 Frets, 4mm Dot Inlays
    Model 312-CE-N
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    312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.