The Taylor 2010 Spring Limited Edition 412ce-LTD Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric guitar helps celebrate spring's arrival. Taylor's anticipated Spring Limited Edition guitars are crafted in an exciting... Read More
The Taylor 2010 Spring Limited Edition 412ce-LTD Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric guitar helps celebrate spring's arrival. Taylor's anticipated Spring Limited Edition guitars are crafted in an exciting array of exotic tonewoods.
Taylor's take on the small-body acoustic is the Grand Concert (GC) Series: intimate and curvey yet with volume that belies its size. The slotted peghead (on glossy models) and short-scale neck deliver a more "woody" tone and an unbelievably easy feel on the fretboard.
Fans of walnut's tonal mix of brightness, projection and warmth will rejoice at the sound and look of the Taylor 400 Series Limited guitars. The 412ce-LTD Grand Concert sports a deeply figured, chocolate-hued walnut back and sides dramatically contrasted by a figured maple back mini wedge and heel cap. The Grand Concert guitar's neck and body binding are maple.
Walnut's blend of brightness and expressiveness with buttery overtones produces an appealing complexity, especially over time, making it a preferred tonewood of many folks at Taylor. The 412ce-LTD is topped with Sitka spruce. Additional premium appointments include an abalone rosette and an all-gloss finish.
The Spring Limiteds are crafted with cutaway bodies and armed with Taylor's popular and intuitive Expression System pickup. Taylor delivers the limited Grand Concert guitar in a handsome hardshell case.
Taylor Expression System
The Taylor ES delivers an amplified tone that will satisfy the most demanding pro player, yet makes it simple for anyone to plug in and sound great. The Expression System incorporates three different magnetic sensors. Two strategically placed Dynamic Body Sensors affixed to the underside of the soundboard capture the complex nuances of the top's vibration, while a Dynamic String Sensor mounted beneath the fretboard extension registers string and neck vibration. The preamp boosts the pickup signal cleanly, without the need for artificial EQ "coloration". The balanced, low-impedance signal the Expression System produces can run direct into a mixer or PA in most situations, and is free of distortion at almost any volume. Three simple, unintrusive onboard control knobs preserve the aesthetic beauty of your Taylor, yet allow you to easily adjust the volume, bass, and treble to suit your personal preferences and performance environment. The payoff is in the purity of high-fidelity amplified tone, unprecedented dynamic range, and extraordinary resistance to feedback and distortion. It enables all of the expressive subtleties of your playing to come through, just the way you intended.