The Grand Concert 312eES2 is a great option for players who favor the comfort and intimate feel of a small-body acoustic and want an onboard pickup. Solid sapele back and sides paired with a Sitka spr... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Grand Concert 312eES2 is a great option for players who favor the comfort and intimate feel of a small-body acoustic and want an onboard pickup. Solid sapele back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top produce a clear, balanced tone, while Elixir HD Light strings bring out bolder highs, fuller lows, and impressive overall warmth. Featured appointments include black binding, a black pickguard, pearl dot fretboard inlays, and a 3-ring rosette. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Grand Concert (GC)
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.
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 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Shape: Grand Concert
Back/Side Wood: Sapele
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Inlay: None
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Nut and Saddle: Tusq
Tuners: Taylor Chrome
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Back/Side Finish: Satin
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Includes Taylor hardshell case