Taylor 712e 12-Fret Acoustic-Electric GuitarProduct #J01588 Taylor J01588 ABA 6 String Acoustic Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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A vintage-style grand concert with Taylor ES electronics.
The Taylor 712e 12-Fret Acoustic-Electric Guitar takes the classic tonewood pairing of rosewood and spruce and conjures a rootsy Americana vibe. Standard appointments include a warm Vintage Sunburst top, ivoroid binding and rosette, along with ivoroid Heritage fretboard inlays, which bridge the past with the present. Includes case.
Grand Concert (GC)
Body Length: 19-1/2" / Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4-3/8"
A smaller bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
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.
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That’s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.
The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.
Years of research brought a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
- Compact body size
- Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides
- Tropical mahogany neck
- Taylor ES electronics
- Ivoroid binding and rosette
- Ivoroid Heritage fretboard inlays
- Includes case
Enjoy signature Taylor sound in a smaller package. Order today.
712e 12-Fret Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
- Shape: Grand Concert
- Number of Strings: 6
- Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Scale length: 24-7/8"
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Body Length: 19-1/2"
- Electronics: Expression System
- Body Width: 15"
- Cutaway: None
- Body Depth: 4-3/8"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Bracing: 12-Fret Bracing
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Heritage Diamonds
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Taylor Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Number of Frets: 18
- Armrest Binding: None
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Light
- Buttons: Chrome
- Edge Trim: None
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Heel Cap Binding: Ivoroid
- Heel length: 3-1/4"
- Peghead Finish: Satin
- Peghead Inlay: None
- Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead Logo: Ivoroid
- Peghead Type: Slot Head
- Rosette Mat.: Ivoroid
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Stain/Sunburst: Vintage Sunburst
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Wedge: None