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Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H79648)
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A small-body with a Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides, soft cutaway and Taylor ES electronics.

The Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar features the richness of the solid-wood acoustic experience of the 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.

Grand Concert (GC)
Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4-3/8" / Body Length: 19-1/2"
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 GC’s compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar’s slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC’s smaller sonic footprint also fit 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. The current generation of GC 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.

Sapele
Origin: West Africa
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. Taylor will be able to offer it for a long, long time.

Expression System®
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor, the Expression System amplifies your guitar with an unrivaled, natural live sound. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally-clean amplified sound. It’s your tone. Amplified.

Taylor 312ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Shape: Grand Concert
    Back/Side Wood: Sapele
    Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Electronics: ES
    Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    Binding: Black
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
    Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    Back/Side Finish: Satin
    Top Finish: Gloss
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Cutaway: Venetian
    Pickguard: Tortoise
    Taylor hardshell case




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