With the 512e, Taylor have managed to produce a seductively sweet-voiced acoustic guitar. In taking a Grand Concert body shape, but afixing the neck to the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, the guitar's tone sounds wonderfully aged right out of the case.
Cedar Top, Mahogany Back/Sides and High Grade Electronics
Taylor's Grand Concert body shape is relatively small and comfortable compared to it's big brother (the Grand Auditorium), and has been designed specifically with acoustic fingerstyle players in mind. The tapered waist design helps keep the guitar's overtones in check, resulting in a sound that's both clear and tonally balanced in a comfortable-to-play package.
The 512e combines a Western Red Cedar top with a Tropical Mahogany Back & Sides which combine to yield a surprisingly loud voice from a smaller guitar. Cedar is a less-dense wood than spruce, and delivers a natural amount of compression to your playing, ensuring that soft, finger-picked sections sound wonderful and expressive, whilst at the same time imposing a ceiling on high-volume levels driven by an aggressive attack.
Mahogany has been a popular tonewood for many decades now, having been used in many old-school acoustic recordings ranging from blues to folk to slack key. As a tonewood, Mahogany displays a lot of thick mid-range character which blooms with plenty of harmonic overtones, producing a sound with plenty of girth. When combined with a Cedar top, the resulting sound is suitable for a broad range of players and musical styles, delivering a balanced tone, nice dynamic range and a healthy serving of overtones.
With Taylor's very own ES2 (Expression System 2) you get a revolutionary pickup design that's been engineered to deliver the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guita amplification. Complete with a patented behind-the-saddle pickup with three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, the ES2 captures a much more dynamic range of acoustic sound than any of its predecessors.
The ES2 is complimented by Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, which produces a highly-responsive and incredible amplified tone. The combination of the ES2 with this preamp ensures that whether you're on stage and playing through a PA or amp, or even recording in the studio, your guitar signal is recreated as faithfully as possible.
Amazing 12 Year Warranty
Get an amazing 12 year limited warranty on all new Taylor guitars.
At PMT Online, we offer a two year warranty on this guitar as standard while Taylor offer an extra 10 years of warranty cover on top.
Just purchase your guitar at PMT Online and you're covered by our 2 year warranty.
Then, just register your new Taylor guitar over at TaylorGuitars.com/Register for an additional 10 years warranty with Taylor.
- Grand Concert body shape
- Western Red Cedar wood top
- Tropical Mahogany back and sides
- ES-2 Electronics System
- Deluxe Hardshell case included
- Scale Length: 24-7/8"
- Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Back Config: 2-Piece No Wedge
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Back & Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Rosette Material: Grained Ivoroid / Tortoise / Grained Ivoroid
- Stain / Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain
- Fretboard Binding: Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Century
- Neck / Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||1x piezo active|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||grand concert|
|Body Size||full size|
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