With a slightly shorter scale, smaller Grand Concert body shape and 12th-fret neck-to-body joint, the Taylor 712e is an extremely comfortable, playable guitar that will suit smaller handed musicians as well as travelling guitarists. Even for players that simply prefer a more focused, articulate, well-defined tone will appreciate the 712e.
The classic pairing of rosewood and spruce yields a full-range acoustic voice, while the smaller body keeps the overtones in check and fits nicely in a mix with other instruments. The Grand Concert’s slight waist and shallower body depth help produce a balanced sound across the tonal spectrum, with the kind of note definition that fingerstyle guitarists and session and stage players tend to appreciate.
Additional appointments on the 712e include grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and grained ivoroid Heritage Diamond fretboard inlays evoke an old-soul persona.
Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup system highlights their ongoing quest for impeccable tone and reliability. For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. The ES2's upgraded pre-amp adds up to 25% more gain to your live signal to help it keep up with louder instruments in the mix, much to the delight of your sound engineer!
As with all Taylor acoustics, the 700 series highlights Taylor's particualr focus on detailed craftsmanship, beautiful aesthetic design and effortless playability. The 712e's Vintage Sunburst finish puts a classic twist on their modern design elements, and should sit right at home for any guitarist that wants an extra touch of stand-out quality on their next instrument.
- Shape: Grand Concert
- Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Scale length: 24-7/8"
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Electronics: Expression System 2®
- Body Width: 15"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Bracing: 12-Fret Bracing
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Heritage Diamonds
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- 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
- Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Stain/Sunburst: Vintage Sunburst
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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