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6-String, 12-Fret | Western Red Cedar Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Venetian Cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.
Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)
Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.
- Mahogany/cedar tonewood pairing for unique sound
- 12-fret setup adds midrange punch and slinky feel
- V-Class bracing and solid woods for power, sustain
- Cedar top offers warmth and soft-touch sensitivity
- Includes ES2 pickup and hardshell guitar case
The 512ce 12-Fret offers a totally unique experience within the Taylor line, blending the responsive sound of solid mahogany and cedar with a compact, relaxed feel. The mahogany back and sides serve up a woody, focused midrange, while cedar's softer quality gives this guitar a remarkable warmth and sensitivity to a soft-touch—a perfect combo for players who use a wide dynamic range. Inside, the V-Class bracing scheme dials up greater volume and longer sustain, and the built-in ES2 electronics provide faithful tone in amplified settings. Other specs include a slotted headstock, a genuine West African ebony fretboard and Century inlays in grained ivoroid. It ships with a deluxe hardshell case.
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
Western Red Cedar
A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the body.
Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns.
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Bracing V-Class Bracing
Tuners Taylor Slot Head
Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Width 15"
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
Number of Frets 18
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length 19 1/2"
Body Depth 4 3/8"