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Taylor Guitars 812ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Taylor 800 Series Models gives their flagship rosewood/spruce 800 series guitars a whole new twist, offering up an expansive array of tone-enhancing refinements by optimizing virtually every element of the guitar's material construction. These refinements include customized bracing and wood thickness' for each shape to bring out the best tonal qualities of each, animal protein glue adhesive for superb tonal transfer, a thinner gloss finish and groundbreaking Expression System 2 electronics, all packaged together with a refreshed design aesthetic. With the rebirth of the 800 series, Andy Powers, designer/luthier behind these instruments, sought to highlight the distinctive characteristics and unique acoustic voice of each different body shape.

The Grand Concert body of the 812ce 12-Fret is crafted from a Sitka spruce soundboard that's beautifully complemented by Indian rosewood back and sides. The 812ce 12-Fret still has that focus, balance and articulation that fingerstylists adore, but now combined with revoiced Advanced Performance bracing with the tone-enhancing Relief Rout, the 812ce 12-Fret has a some extra warmth in the midrange with impressive volume and a wide dynamic range despite its smaller body size. In addition, the 12-fret construction provides a bolder attack and a slightly meatier, more robust tonal output in comparison to the standard 812ce. The 812ce 12-fret is also strung up with a set of Elixir HD Light strings that'll thicken up to your trebles. For a beautiful glossy luster without sacrificing tonal response, the body of the 812ce 12-Fret is all dressed up in a 3.5 mils full-gloss finish that's over 40 percent thinner.

The fingerstyle-friendly short-scale neck of the Taylor 812ce 12-Fret is topped off with a light-marbled ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard boasts elegant mother-of-pearl Element fingerboard inlays that were inspired by the diamond-like shape of the various 800 series inlays used throughout the years.

This tastefully appointed 812ce 12-Fret Grand Concert makes use of some of the finest materials available—the body, peghead, fingerboard and heelcap are all bound by pale maple and a matching pale maple back strip adds a nice touch. To showcase the rosewood-rich heritage of the 800 series and the wood's natural beauty, the 812ce 12-Fret is adorned with stunning rosewood accents which include a rosewood trim along the top edge, a gorgeous rosewood pickguard that's perfectly matched with back and sides, and a stunning green abalone rosette outlined with rosewood. When you want to plug into a PA system or your favorite acoustic amp, onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics offer exceptional plugged-in performance. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case.

Click on the More Info tab above to find out more about the groundbreaking Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Get your Taylor 812ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

⚠️This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Body Size/Shape Grand Concert
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Cutaway Venetian
Top/Body Finish Gloss 3.5 Mil
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 18
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Classical Chrome w/Pearloid Buttons
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Rosewood Pickguard

Maple Binding and Indian Rosewood Edge Trim

Single Ring Abalone Rosette

"Element" Fingerboard Inlays

Standard Peghead with Gloss Finish, Ebony Headstock Overlay, and Taylor Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo

Ebony Bridge Pins with Abalone Dots

Nickel Buttons
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 800
Model 812ce 12-Fret

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics

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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