Taylor 312ce 12-fret - Sapele back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and Expression System 2 Electronics - Natural
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Definitive Taylor Tone with 12-fret Punch

With its shifted bracing and 12-fret neck joint, this Taylor 312ce 12-fret acoustic-electric guitar adds extra punch to the definitive Taylor tone in a super-comfortable body that's a perfect fit for fingerstylists or smaller players. This acoustic-electric guitar provides you with so much dynamic range that your tone will absolutely ring out with brightness and clarity, no matter how hard you play. You'll love the direct and punchy performance of this 312ce 12-fret, as well as its warm, rich tone that's accented by a clear, bell-like sparkle. Unplugged, this acoustic-electric guitar's Grand Concert cutaway shape provides you with excellent tonal balance, and thanks to its onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, it also sounds fantastic when you plug in. Take it from Sweetwater - you'll love this Taylor 312ce 12-fret acoustic-electric guitar.

Taylor 312ce 12-fret 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance
  • Sitka spruce and sapele provide balanced warmth and sparkle
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance

Taylor's Grand Concert body style gives you clarity, focus, and balanced tone that sits beautifully in thicker arrangements where a larger-bodied acoustic would take up too much real estate. The 312ce 12-fret's modified bracing and shorter scale length give you a darker and punchier tone than the standard 14-fret model. At the same time, the way the neck joins the body at the 12th fret adds serious natural acoustic projection to this instrument. All told, the 312ce 12-fret is a wonderful choice if you want a smaller-bodied guitar with a full-bodied sound.

Sitka spruce and sapele provide balanced warmth and sparkle

This 312ce 12-fret acoustic-electric guitar is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle. This acoustic-electric guitar's sapele back and sides also give it a warm and mellow quality, similar to that of mahogany, providing it with a well-balanced tone. Additionally, a satin finish with a gloss top offers protection, good looks, and a smooth feel to the touch.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into this 312ce 12-fret acoustic-electric guitar. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into this 312ce 12-fret's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 312ce 12-fret 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Sitka spruce and sapele provide balanced warmth and sparkle
  • Ebony fingerboard provides phenomenal comfort and playability
  • Smaller-than-average 12-fret Grand Concert body style is extremely comfortable and naturally loud
  • Shorter scale length and modified bracing give you a punchier sound
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
  • Small diamond fingerboard inlay and Indian rosewood headstock overlay for elegant appearance
  • Satin finish with gloss top offers protection and good looks
This super-comfortable Taylor 312ce 12-fret acoustic-electric guitar absolutely rings out with brightness and clarity!

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Tech Specs

Series 300
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert 12-Fret
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Sapele
Body Bracing Standard III
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic small diamonds
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 24.875"
Tuning Machines Slotted head open gear
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics ES2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 312ce-12 Fret

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Great Guitar!!

Bought this a couple of weeks ago from Sweetwater. As an "advanced beginner" I wanted to have a nice instrument that I would not want to upgrade any time soon. As a lifelong drummer, I have found Sweetwater to be the best mail order company out there & my sales rep Roq is always super helpful. The 312ce 12 fret sounds great and plays like a dream!! Now to spend those hours learning a new skill!!
Music background: Drums, Beginning Guitar
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars