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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

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Brand new to our shop and just out of its case, here’s a Taylor 812ce 12 Fret V-Class steel string with Grand Concert body size and Venetian cutaway!

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String is a very good sounding guitar and demonstrates the added projection and sustain from the new V-Class bracing pattern.  Starting from the Grand Concert design, a soft Venetian cutaway is added, and the body is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with traditional Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.  The 12-fret neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge,  and bound fingerboard.   The rosette features an Abalone ring and of course the Taylor Expression System 2 pickup system is installed.   The battery compartment is very sensibly located at the tail block, in a unit that also contains the output jack.   

As a Taylor, the neck joint is a unique arrangement with three bolts that permit the inevitably necessary neck reset to be done in well under an hour at low cost, compared to the lengthy process and high cost of recutting the dovetail on a traditional joint. 

This is a very nice guitar to play – the smaller body size and the 12-fret neck make it a more compact package, easy to reach the low registers and to get your arm around.   

The original Taylor hard shell case is included. 

Here’s what Taylor has to say about the 812ce 12 Fret model:

“The Grand Concert’s intimate body size and short-scale neck make for a comfortable playing experience that fingerstyle players are bound to love.

The 12-fret version of the 812ce yields a slightly different character than the 14-fret because the bridge position is closer to the center of the lower bout and because the bracing profile was modified to emphasize a bolder attack.

Players can expect plenty of the Grand Concert’s signature articulation with a slightly meatier, more robust tonal output. This year’s edition features our V-Class bracing design, which bolsters this small-bodied guitar with added projection and sustain, bringing out more of Indian rosewood’s harmonic complexity.

If you like a slightly darker, punchier quality in a small guitar, the 812ce 12-Fret is a great choice.”


 

Price: $5199 CAD
  • Model: 812ce 12 Fret
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New. 1102119023 shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 14/05/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.07lbs 1.85kg
  • Scale Length: 631.8mm 24.875in
  • Nut Width: 44.5mm 1.75in
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