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Taylor 812e ES2 Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar wCase

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Taylor’s rosewood/spruce Grand Concert is all about articulation and intimacy. It’s a fingerstyle favorite for its balanced and focused response and makes a perfect recording guitar, as it fits well with other instruments. The re-voicing of the 800 Series has brought out extra midrange warmth in this body shape, and the new custom-gauge HD Light strings add boldness to the treble notes, with impressive volume and dynamic range for a smaller guitar.

Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, and a rosewood pickguard. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Taylor 812e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • 3.5-mil gloss-finish body
  • Pale maple binding and back strip
  • Rosewood top edge trim
  • Abalone rosette outlined with rosewood
  • Rosewood pickguard
  • Lightmarbled ebony fretboard
  • Mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay
  • Revoiced bracing
  • Taylor nickel tuners
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
  • Taylor deluxe hardshell case
Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2)
The ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before.

Together with Taylor’s custom-designed ‘professional audio’-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to bounce up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets locked down due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often sound thin, brittle, brash or synthetic.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three pickup sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle.

Like the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

Product Specifications
Taylor 812e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Concert
  • Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24-7/8 inches
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 19 1/2 inches
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 15 inches
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8 inches
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4 inches
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Element
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Binding: Maple .080 inches
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Frets: 20
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Binding: Maple
  • Heel Cap Binding: Maple
  • Heel length: 3-1/4 inches
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Binding: Maple
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Abalone
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
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Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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