The Grand Concert’s intimate body size and short-scale neck make for a comfortable playing experience that fingerstyle players are bound to love. The 12-fret version of the 812 yields a slightly different character than the 14-fret because the bridge position is closer to the center of the lower bout and because the bracing profile was modified to emphasize a bolder attack.
Players can expect plenty of the Grand Concert’s signature articulation with a slightly meatier, more robust tonal output. If you like a slightly darker, punchier quality in a small guitar, the 12-Fret is a great choice.
Taylor 812ce ES2 12-Fret Grand Concert Features
Expression System 2 (ES2)
- 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
The Taylor 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 pro 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.