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Taylor Guitars 312ce Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Taylor Guitars 312ce Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Sapele Back and Sides, Sitka Spruce Top, V-Class Bracing, Venetian Cutaway, Expression System 2 Electronics

 
3.5

(2 reviews)

SKU: T312CEVXX-P

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Combining the comfortable, portable feel of the Grand Concert body with the enhanced sonic power of V-Class bracing, the 312ce delivers high-fidelity acoustic tone with a playing experience that's second to none. Solid sapele back and sides bring warmth and balance, while a Sitka spruce top adds sparkle and clarity in the treble range. Under the hood, our new bracing scheme helps this guitar produce surprising volume and incredible sustain with a remarkable soft-touch response, making the 312ce a perfect choice for strummers and fingerpickers alike. Expression System 2 electronics provide clean, natural plugged-in tone, while the guitar's spartan black binding and Gemstone inlays add visual flavor that’s minimalist, yet classic. It ships is a deluxe hardshell case.

Features:

  • Grand Concert Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top on Sapele Body with V-Class Bracing
  • 24-7/8" Scale Tropical Mahogany Neck w/ West African Ebony Fingerboard
  • Expression System 2 Electronics
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • V-Class Bracing
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case

The Grand Concert is too small for gains from V-brace

3

So, I wanted to pick up a new V-brace Taylor to explore the legendary sustain it claims, but the 314ce I initially wanted was on back order. Being impatient, I saw the 312ce (Grand Concert, though the size of the body screams anything but "grand") was ready to ship and figured the difference wasn't going to be THAT much, right? So I place the order and sit back and wait. It arrives and sounds tonally accurate, high sustain, check, check, though the notes seem compressed and underwhelming. I figure it's the body size just not being large enough to create the full sounds I'm used to with my dreadnought, but the clarity was spot on. I played some lower end strings and the resonance just wasn't there. I figure an X-brace would still suit this size better, but I'm seeking a solid V-brace experience. I returned the 312ce and instead went with a 517e, going with the Grand Pacific body to get that low-end I was looking for (and nailed it, btw). The V-brace is awesome, but you need a big enough chamber to make up for the volume decrease over the X-bracing, and the GC is just too small to realize the gains and instead loses some much needed volume. In comparison, my X-brace Taylor GS Mini has a big sound, accurate but the sustain is much lower and doesn't hold notes like my 517e. The 517e actually vibrates neighboring strings when a harmony is struck via another string, it's amazing. But I digress. If you are a smaller person and only want to record or play downloaded tabs in your bedroom, this might be a good fit but I'd recommend a GS Mini-E Koa or Rosewood to get you there for much, much cheaper. Taylor: Pull the v brace from the lower-end GC because your nurfing the guitar by doing so.

Joshua

Undisclosed

My Fave

4

Traded in my Taylor 214 ce for this guitar to get the V bracing. Also the upgrade seems to have slightly better action, and easier to play neck. I played the 412, 512, 324, saw no difference in playability, so I purchasaed the 312.

Trooney

Lancaster Pa

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312ce Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape Grand Concert
Body Wood Sapele
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing V-Class
Cutaway Venetian
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Fingerboard West African Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Electronics Expression System® 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Hardshell Case
Series 300
Model 312ce
Warranty Info:

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.

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