Taylor 612 12-fret - Brown Sugar Stain

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top, Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides, and Maple Neck - Natural with Stained Back
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Taylor 612 12-fret - Brown Sugar Stain
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12-fret Taylor with Maple Back and Sides

Get the punch of maple and the focused tone of a small body with the Taylor 612 12-Fret Grand Concert acoustic guitar. The torrefied Sitka spruce top and Big Leaf maple back and sides deliver a full and articulate sound. A hand-rubbed stain on the back and the sides gives this guitar a unique look among maple-backed guitars. The Grand Concert body shape is a favorite among fingerstyle players for its focused voice and balanced tone. Expand your tonal palette with the Grand Concert-sized Taylor 612 12-Fret acoustic guitar.

Taylor 612 12-Fret Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing
  • Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance
  • Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple
A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 612 12-Fret boasts exceptionally vibrant tones with a unique character. Taylor went back to the drawing board and redesigned their bracing patterns, to get the optimum response out of each of their iconic body shapes. Taylor even added side bracing to add rigidity to the sides and enhance top and back movement. In the words of luthier Andy Powers, the updated Advanced Performance bracing pattern gives the updated 612 12-Fret a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

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 612 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 612 12-Fret is a wonderful choice if you want a smaller-bodied guitar with a full-bodied sound.

Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple

The 612 12-Fret is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features torrefied Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle, and the 612 12-Fret's Big Leaf maple back and sides give it an extra bright and snappy tone. At Sweetwater we love expressive and toneful acoustic guitars, and the Taylor 612 12-Fret acoustic definitely fits that bill.

Taylor 612 12-Fret Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Grand Concert 12-Fret guitar with updated bracing
  • Smaller than average 12-fret Grand Concert body style is extremely comfortable and naturally loud
  • Shorter scale length and modified bracing give you a darker, punchier sound
  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Maple back and sides add chiming brightness to your sound
  • Includes hardshell case
If you're looking for an acoustic guitar with extra bite, then the Taylor 612 12-Fret is just what you need!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Summer NAMM 2015: Taylor 612 12-fret Guitar Overview by Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Series 600
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert 12-Fret
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural top with Brown Sugar Stain back
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Big Leaf Maple
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Ebony
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Wings
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 24.875"
Tuning Machines Slotted head
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.75"
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 612 12 Fret

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