Taylor 312ce – Sapele Back and Sides
Affordable, Comfortable, Super-playable American Taylor A/E
If you’re looking for a well-priced and flexiblee, made-in-the-USA Taylor guitar that is comfortable to play and sounds great through your PA or unplugged, the 312ce Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-electric 6-string guitar is it. The 314ce is built in El Cajon, California and features a small Grand Concert body style, a solid Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides, and Taylor’s Performance bracing package for fantastic acoustic resonance and tone. It also employs Taylor’s renowned ES2 electronics for plugged-in excellence and enhanced creative control.
Grand Concert body style, proven tonewoods, and Performance bracing
The 312ce is designed for players who are either smaller in stature or who simply prefer the comfort and feel of a smaller-bodied acoustic guitar — or both! The duo of solid sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top delivers a incredibly balanced, bright, clear tone. The 312ce also features Taylor’s Performance bracing design, with modified back and top bracing to let the guitar’s natural resonance shine through more fully and richly. The collective result of these three components — the Grand Concert body style, the sapele back and sides with Sitka spruce top, and Performance Bracing — is a delightfully comfortable, great-sounding guitar with a balanced, luxurious tone
ES2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the natural-sounding Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics onboard the 312ce. This system features a three-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar’s saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreetly positioned phase switch helps you squelch feedback before it starts.
Taylor 312ce 6-string Grand Concert Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar Features at a Glance
- Grand Concert body style fits smaller players better and is super-comfortable for almost anyone
- Solid Sitka top resonates with bright, clear highs and rich low frequencies
- Sapele back and sides, like mahogany, offer warm, balanced midrange tone
- Performance bracing lets the top and back resonate more freely without plugged-in feedback
- ES2 3-section pickup and high-quality preamp for superb amplified acoustic tone
- Made in El Cajon, California, USA