Taylor 812e-N - Rosewood back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Taylor ES-N Electronics, and Nylon Strings - Natural
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Taylor 812e-N - Rosewood back and sides
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A Robust Nylon-string Guitar!

If you're looking for a smaller bodied, yet full-voiced, nylon-string guitar, look no further than the Taylor 812e-N acoustic-electric guitar. From its fast mahogany neck and its ebony fingerboard to its spruce and rosewood body, the 812-N is a player's dream come true. This guitar's supremely comfortable Grand Concert body resonates richly, while the ES-N electronics organically amplify every nuance of your playing. . You'll hear a richer voice, with more complex harmonics and a more open sound that's incredibly vibrant. The secret is that Taylor optimized the wood thickness and bracing patterns to give you the best that the Grand Concert design has to offer. Take it from Sweetwater - you'll love the Taylor 812e-N nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar.

Taylor 812e-N Nylon-string Classical Acoustic-electric 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
  • Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness
  • Premium plugged-in tone with Taylor's ES-N electronics
A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 812e-N 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 812e-N a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance

Arguably Taylor's most comfortable body style, the 812e-N's smaller than average Grand Concert shape is the perfect fit for anyone looking for a more manageable instrument. That makes the Taylor 812e-N a particularly good choice if you're a finger-stylest or if you have shorter arms. It features a beautiful Sitka spruce top, which gives you wonderful projection and the perfect amount of sparkle. Add to that the balanced tone and astonishing projection of the 812e-N's Indian rosewood back and sides, and you have a guitar with timeless tone.

Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness

One of the things we like best about Taylor at Sweetwater is that their various body styles are designed for specific purposes, allowing you to choose a guitar that's the perfect match for your style. With the 812e-N, Taylor takes that to another level by carefully matching the thickness of the spruce top and rosewood back and sides to the body style. They determined what the optimum wood thickness for the 812e-N's Grand Concert body would be, to give you maximum tone and light weight while also being equally strong. Taylor is also using real animal protein glue (fish, in fact) instead of synthetic glue. Luthiers have been using protein glues for centuries for their incredible strength, and also for their tone. Protein glue optimizes transfer of vibrations and also holds amazingly well, which means you're sure to get a lifetime of fantastic tone from the Taylor 812e-N acoustic-electric guitar.

Premium plugged-in tone with Taylor's ES-N electronics

Designed to faithfully reproduce the Taylor 812e-N's native tone, Taylor's ES-N system uses patented Dynamic Sensors - optimized for nylon strings - to capture top and string vibration like never before. The Taylor ES-N system is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. You can use the onboard tone controls to give your sound added flavor, or set them flat if you want an uncolored, exceptionally clean sound.

Taylor 812e-N Nylon-string Classical Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Grand Concert body style gives you a dreadnought-esk projection with a more expressive upper register
  • Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Indian rosewood back and sides add clarity and projection
  • Onboard Taylor ES-N electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Hardshell case included
If you're looking for a comfortable acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar, then the Taylor 812e-N is perfect for you!

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Tech Specs

Series 800
String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss, 3.5 mil
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Pale Maple
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Smoked Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Element
Number of Frets 17
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Slot Head Tuners
Bridge Material Smoked Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.875"
Body Length 19.5"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.375"
Electronics Taylor Nylon Expression System
Strings D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 812e-N

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