The 312ce 12 Fret Grand Concert produces a robust voice. Dynamic players love the clarity and responsiveness to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch. Taylor’s 12-fret necks feature the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Grand Concert and a repositioned bridge that sits closer to the center of the lower bout. The result is a slinkier handfeel that makes it easier to form chords and bend strings, and tonally, surprising power, warmth, and sustain for the smaller body. The venetian cutaway gives the guitar a modern look while allowing access to the higher frets.
The sapele back and sides produce a strong midrange focus with a splash of top-end shimmer, while the Sitka Spruce top offers a full range tonal response. Other distinctive features include a gloss finish top, satin finish back and sides, Gemstone fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic, and Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup.