Taylor PS12ce - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Macassar Ebony Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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Taylor PS12ce - Natural image 1
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Taylor PS12ce - Natural
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It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!

The Taylor PS12ce acoustic-electric guitar typifies the elegance, beauty, and playability of Taylor's Presentation Series. This guitar's exceptional aesthetics and stunning sound begin with choice tonewoods: back and sides of hand-selected Macassar ebony, a premium Sitka spruce top, and a silky ebony fingerboard atop an seductively contoured tropical mahogany neck. And when it's time to take the stage, Taylor's acclaimed Expression System 2 electronics have your back, faithfully amplifying the PS12ce's perfectly balanced tone. If it's time to step up to a supreme expression of the luthier's art, you're ready for the Taylor PS12ce.

Taylor PS12ce Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
  • Exceptional Taylor quality and playability
Super-comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance

Arguably Taylor's most comfortable body style, the PS12ce's smaller than average Grand Concert shape is the perfect fit for anyone looking for a more manageable instrument. That makes the PS12ce a particularly good fit if you're a finger-stylest or if you have shorter arms.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your PS12ce acoustic 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 the PS12ce'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 let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Exceptional Taylor quality and playability

There's nothing like a Taylor. Once you get your hands on the PS12ce acoustic-electric guitar, you'll never want to play anything else! But, what is it that makes a Taylor acoustic so good? For starters, each Taylor is made out of premium tonewoods, for great sound that only gets better with age. You'll also love the easy playing neck. Even if you're primarily an electric player, you'll feel totally comfortable getting around on this neck. Another Taylor hallmark is their commitment to consistent quality and attention to detail - no flawed "built on a Friday afternoon" guitars here! From the innovative neck joint to the durable, top-notch finish, your Taylor is built to play and sound absolutely great, right from the moment you pick it up. Don't settle for less; treat yourself to a Taylor!

Taylor PS12ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Comfortable Venetian cutaway Grand Concert body style
  • Macassar ebony back and sides
  • Solid premium Sitka spruce top
  • Contoured ebony armrest
  • Tropical mahogany neck; ebony fingerboard
  • Taylor's gorgeous Nouveau fingerboard inlay
  • Ebony binding with paua edge trim
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Gotoh gold-plated tuners
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
Get your hands on a truly superb acoustic-electric guitar: the Taylor PS12ce!

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Tech Specs

Series Presentation
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Premium Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Macassar Ebony
Body Bracing CV bracing with relief rout
Binding Ebony with Paua Shell and armrest
Neck Wood Tropical American Mahogany
Neck Shape Taylor
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Nouveau
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.75"
Tuning Machines Gotoh 510 Antique Gold
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 19.5"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.375"
Overall Length 40.5"
Electronics Expression System 2 (ES2)
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Phosphor Bronze HD Light (.013-.056)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number PS12ce ES2

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Taylor Presentation

Removing the guitar from its case, I immediately sensed the superior quality and workmanship and realized I had just purchased a family heirloom. Before striking the first note, I took my time to appreciate it as the true work of art that it is. The craftsmanship and details are nothing short of breathtaking. When the first chord was strummed, the cocobolo resonated with a full richness that I had never experienced in a musical instrument. The bass is so rich that I can almost taste dark chocolate while the trebles are clear and clean. The action was set a bit high for my taste but after replacing the strings with extra light and tightening the nut about 3/8 turn, the action lowered to 3/32 on the bass side and 1/16 on the treble side. The ease and comfort of this Taylor with its light action, ebony armrest and full rich sounds make me want to play more. I comparison shopped the premier model of every major brand and am convinced that this Taylor Presentation is the best guitar on the market for finger picking. After playing it for a while it feels like a step down to play anything else. WARNING: Playing this guitar is addictive!
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