Supreme comfort with the warmth of sapele and peerless craftsmanship.
The Taylor 312-CE Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is easy to hold and always fun to play. This small-bodied beauty features elegant black fiber binding, a gloss top, Venetian cutaway, and the Taylor Expression System for unparalleled amplified performance. The warm tone and open midrange of the guitar's sapele back and sides balances the bright and snappy characteristics of a solid Sitka spruce top. Rupert Neve-designed Expression System electronics with Dynamic Sensors and tone controls capture top and string vibration like never before. The finish used to create the 312-CE acoustic-electric's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. The ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Sapele back and sides
- Ebony fretboard and bridge
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Expression System electronics
- Chrome hardware
- 25-1/2" scale
The perfect guitar for strong, rhythmic playing styles. Make it your one and only today.
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Comments about Taylor 312-CE Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
The Taylor 312ce Grand Concert is an excellent guitar. It has a crisp, clear sound and feels nice and light in your hands. The body is simply gorgeous. Each curve is precisely constructed and shows an extreme attention to detail. The neck is also something to marvel at. It feels so comfortable changing notes and allows you to slide up and down the guitar with wonderful ease. The guitar also comes with the Taylor Expression System, which produces a full, dreamy sound when playing through an amp.
The 312ce does have a few drawbacks, however. This is a small body guitar through and through. The depth and length of the body are thinner and shorter than most acoustic guitars, so it might take a little getting used to. Yet it still manages an impressive sound. The neck is also slightly shorter than most acoustics (24 7/8 inches versus 25 1/2 inches). The shorter distance makes the strings feel tighter and slightly less bendable.
Before you commit to purchasing this guitar I would take a very close look at the Taylor 310ce and the 314ce. Both are in the same price range as the 312ce and both have more of a smooth punch to their unplugged sound. Both have slightly bigger bodies and, as such, produce more bass and volume. With that said, if you plan to do the majority of your playing through an amp then you won't hear a difference.
Even with the few drawbacks, this is still an exceptional instrument.