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390 Crown St, Wollongong West NSW Australia 2500
Ph: (02) 4228 9286
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Taylor 312ce

Acoustic/Electric Guitar featuring Grand Concert body, Solid Top & cutaway.

RRP: $3,699.00 inc GST
Our price: $2,999.00 inc GST
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Taylor 312ce Grand Concert GC Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Includes Taylor hard case
 
The richness of the Taylor's solid-wood acoustic experience begins with the 300 Series. Sapele shares mahogany's lively tonal response and, together with a gloss-finish Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele's ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch.
 
The small-body Grand Concert (GC) 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-inch 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.
 
Grand Concert
SHAPE
Grand Concert
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle, but still provides enough punch for strumming.
This model is the most popular in the Taylor range with our female singer / songwriter customers.

Sapele
WOOD
Sapele
An outstanding all-purpose, sustainable tonewood. 
It's sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing.

Forward Shifted with Relief Rout
BRACING
Forward Shifted with Relief Rout
All of Taylor's bracing for steel-string models is a form of X-bracing. The "X" provides a continuous flow of strength from the upper bout to the lower bout, which provides rigidity in spite of the soundhole's location in the middle of the soundboard. This version shifts the X forward (closer to the soundhole) and incorporates Taylor's patented relief rout, which is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it "loosens up" the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone. 
These refinements enable more of the top to vibrate, enhancing the tone.

Venetian
CUTAWAY
Venetian
A popular, softly rounded cutaway.



Expression System
ELECTRONICS
Expression System
Faithfully amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar. Years of research brought Taylor to 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. 


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