Among Taylor's most elite acoustic-electric guitars, the 912ce approaches the pinnacle of guitar design. Skill and craftsmanship are on display at every turn on this incomparable model. The India rose... Click To Read More About This Product
Among Taylor's most elite acoustic-electric guitars, the 912ce approaches the pinnacle of guitar design. Skill and craftsmanship are on display at every turn on this incomparable model. The India rosewood used on the back and sides of the 912ce seems like it was created to be on a guitar with its clarity, balance, sustain, and excellent bass response. When paired with a Sitka spruce top, it is an unstoppable combination. Other features of this gorgeous instrument include an ivoroid bound neck and body, an Indian rosewood headstock overlay, pearl 900 series fingerboard inlays, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and an abalone rosette and purfling.
The Taylor Grand Concert body style defines intimacy in its size and sound. The Grand Concert is dynamically responsive to a lighter touch and is well suited to fingerpicking. With the addition of the Taylor Expression Electronic System and a Venetian cutaway, the 912ce guitar exhibits the rich tone, playability, and versatility needed for live performances.
Using proprietary pickup technology developed at Taylor, the Expression System amplifies your guitar with an unrivaled natural live sound. On-board tone controls provide added flavor, or set for an uncolored exceptionally clean amplified sound. The Taylor Expression System provides the perfect conduit for amplifying the 912ce grand concert's intimate yet full sound. Plugged in or not, this rosewood guitar will fill the room with strong bass response and amazing projection.
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Comments about Taylor 912ce Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
This is a top-notch �ۡ����luxury�ۡ��� acoustic guitar. I really wanted an acoustic-electric cutaway with a solid full tone. I already owned a Takamine that I was having some difficulty with. No problem or fault with the Takamine, I just felt the shape of the neck did not suit me well, and I was ready to spend some money on something nicer. I spent a long time going to many shops trying many guitars. I played many many Gibsons, Martins, Larrivees, and everything else I could get my hands on. I decided that I liked the Taylors the best. To my ears, the Taylors had the most well-balanced sound. I felt the Martins were a little too boomy in the low-end. I can�ۡ���t exactly describe the Gibsons, but I just decided the Taylors were best for me. Pros: 1. As I said, to my ears, Taylor had the best sound. Many acoustics with cutaways lose volume or low-end. This one is solid in both. 2. Playability. The action is nice. Except for the heavier strings, it is like playing an electric guitar. The Gibsons seemed to lack a bit in this regard. 3. Attention to detail. Although it has electronics, they are very unobtrusive. You really feel you are playing a finely-crafted acoustic instrument, not a piece of technology. The balanced output is a very nice feature. The tunings machines are very smooth and reliable. The woods used are very high quality. The rosette and the binding are eye-catching. It is beautiful, not gawdy. 4. Taylor support. Although I have not had any issues with my guitar, it is really nice to get all the information Taylor provides on the web. They always have new videos about how to care for your guitar, how they make guitars, etc. Cons: 1. The electronics: This may just be me, but I want my acoustic guitar to sound like an acoustic guitar. Taylor makes a big deal about the �ۡ����flexibility�ۡ��� of their �ۡ����expression system�ۡ���, and they have a pickup installed somewhere on the fretboard so you can �ۡ����get an almost electric guitar sound�ۡ���. I have an electric guitar. I want this one to sound acoustic when I plug it in. This is one area where I think Takamine did a better job (at a cheaper price, no less). However, I will add that I think this is a common issue with a lot of manufacturers. It seems to be trendy to make acoustic guitars sound more �ۡ��̏twangy�ۡ�ݕ�_. I like the more traditional acoustic sound. I don�ۡ���t play professionally, so I don�ۡ���t know what I would do on a gig, but at home, I almost never use the electronics. If I am recording, I will just use a good mic. 2. Inconsistency: As I said, I spent a lot of time comparing guitars, including many different Taylors. There could be other reasons for it (different room acoustics, strings, etc.), however, it seemed to me that different Taylor guitars of the same model sounded different. I would advise you to play some and listen for yourself. 3. No pickguard: I did not realize until I got it home that it did not have a pickguard. Taylor�ۡ���s reasoning is something about this being more of a fingerpickers guitar. Whatever. Do fingerpickers never ever strum? I know it is a minor thing, you can easily buy one and put it on yourself (I did), but I think it should at least be an option. FYI, I actually rarely strum, I almost always fingerpick. Overall, I am very happy with this guitar, although a little disappointed in the sound from the electronics. Most importantly, for you, I recommend you try many different guitars to decide what is best for you. Although the quality of this instrument is impeccable, only you know what you want.
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