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Acoustic Guitar • Body Shape: Grand Concert • Top: Sitka Spruce • Back / Sides: Sapele • Neck: Mahogany • Fretboard: Ebony • Fretboard Inlays: Small Diamonds • Finish: High Gloss (Front), Matt (Back and Sides) • Construction / Acoustic: Full Solid • Nut Width: 44,5 mm • Saddle/Cross piece inlay: Tusq • Bridge: Ebony • Tuning Machines: Antique nickel, open gear • Headstock: Indian Rosewood Overlay • Binding: Black PVC plastic • Pre-amp system: Taylor Expression System 2 • Pickup Details: Taylor New Piezo • Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble • Colour / Finish: Natural • Strings: 6 string • Cutaway: no • Special Features: Neck joins at the 12th Fret 24-7/8" / 63,825 cm scale • Including: Hardcase • Country of Origin: Made in USA • The Taylor 312e 12fret comes with a more intimate sound that is ideal for recording and stage. Fingerstyle players will like the balance between bass and treble range. Because of its smaller Grand Concert body size and the shorter scale, the Taylor 312ce 12fret is a guitar that plays very comfortably. Taylor 12-Fret Models The Grand Concert (GC) is a particularly inspiring discovery for many guitarists, which has made the instrument extremely popular. The guitar is notable for its compact design, which combines the ergonomic GC body shape with the slightly compressed fret spacing of a 24-7/8-inch scale and the shorter 12-fret construction to create a comfortable, light feel, In addition, the sound is surprising for the smaller body, with very warm centers, which are caused by the slightly displaced bridge and various sound reinforcing elements below the top. The 12-fret design makes the instrument more accessible in almost every way. Guitar player Andy Powers can only recommend this option. "The 12-fret design is very accommodating and suitable for many styles, " he says. "It is comfortable and gives the guitar a very nice, singing sound, and I particularly like the powerful mid-range, the physically highly efficient design provides a strong sound projection" Andy wants to revive the new design of the 12-fretters, which in his opinion is an absolutely convincing design, which goes back to the beginnings of steel string guitars in the first decades of the 20th century. Later on, this design was gradually replaced by the 14-Fret neck from the 1930s, influenced by mandolins, whose necks were longer, and banjos with longer necks. "Gibson equipped his archtops with longer necks, which had 14 frets before the body, " Andy explains. "Martin began to produce their so-called orchestral guitars under the influence of banjo players like Perry Bechtel, who discovered that the guitar sound became more and more popular The 12-fret design has been considered old-fashioned, but guitarists have once again appreciated the uniqueness of this design. "Andy has now adapted his long-lasting affection for the 12-Fret neck to the requirements of modern guitarists. "There are some good reasons that speak for the 12-Fret neck, " he says. "Cutaways were still not very popular in the twenties and thirties with the 12-fret necks, but the body with cutaway developed from the mandolin and came into fashion towards the end of the 30s with Archtop- Guitars, a 12-fret neck with a cutaway body now combines a unique approach thanks to the slightly displaced saddle with a better accessibility of the upper register - even the high notes can be easily fingered.
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