Taylor 312ce 6 Strings Grand Concert Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitars With Bag- Natural Overview:
Combining the comfortable, portable feel of the Grand Concert body with the enhanced sonic power of V-Class bracing, the 312ce delivers high-fidelity acoustic tone with a playing experience that’s second to none. Solid sapele back and sides bring warmth and balance, while a Sitka spruce top adds sparkle and clarity in the treble range. Under the hood, our new bracing scheme helps this guitar produce surprising volume and incredible sustain with a remarkable soft-touch response, making the 312ce a perfect choice for strummers and fingerpickers alike. Expression System 2 electronics provide clean, natural plugged-in tone, while the guitar’s spartan black binding and Gemstone inlays add visual flavor that’s minimalist, yet classic. It ships is a deluxe hardshell case.
- Grand Concert
- Body Length: 19 1/2" / Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4 3/8"
- Clarity and balance reign in this small, comfortable body shape
- The smaller body and tapered waist make it the ultimate studio and stage guitar
- Features a short scale and lighter string tension making it easier to play
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. Our current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24 7/8-inch 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.
The smallest of Taylor’s full-size body shapes. Its compact dimensions make for a physically comfortable guitar with an intimate feel and sound. The smaller footprint keeps the overtones in check, contributing to a focused, articulate sound that’s well-suited for recording and stage work.
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.
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. We’ll 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 patented behind-the-saddle pickup, 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.
Standard on all “ce” models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter. Our Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while our 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate our flattest slope.
- Scale Length: 24-7/8"
- Bracing: V-Class
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: Black
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length: 19 1/2"
- Body Width: 15"
- Body Depth: 4 3/8"
- Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain Back/Sides/Neck
- Armrest: no
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Armrest Binding: None
- Rosette Mat.: Plastic
- Wedge: None
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
- Heel Length: 3-1/4"
- Fretboard Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
- Heel Cap Binding: Black
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Peghead Finish: Satin
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
- Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
- Peghead Binding: None
- Peghead Purfling: None
- Peghead Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
- Bridge Pins :West African Crelicam Ebony
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Buttons: Nickel
- Edge Trim: None