The Taylor 312e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar offers an incredible 300 Series solid-wood acoustic with Sapele body material and a Sitka spruce top. Featuring a bright acoustic tone with the clarity you expect from a Taylor, the Taylor ES Expression System fully complements the 316e’s voice when amplified. The 316e also offers a more traditional vibe with its black binding and pearl dot fingerboard inlays.
Taylor 312e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Sitka Spruce Top and Sapele Back and Side
- 20 Fret, Ebony Fingerboard
- Tropical Mahogany Neck
- Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
- ES Expression System
- Includes Taylor Standard Hardshell Case
The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls - volume, bass and treble.
Years of research brought us 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.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.