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512ce 12-Fret
Price: $3,458 US MSRP / Series: 500
512ce 12-Fret

This fingerstyle dream blends the warm and responsive voice of mahogany topped with cedar, the physical comfort of our compact Grand Concert body, and the slinky handfeel of the 12-fret 24-7/8-inch scale length neck to offer players an effortlessly expressive 6-string. The location of the bridge near the center of the lower bout elicits extra warmth, power and sweetness, especially with Taylor’s Performance bracing under the hood. Visually, the slotted headstock, grained ivoroid Century inlays, and faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard outfit the guitar with neo-vintage aesthetic appeal, while modern features include an elegant Venetian cutaway and proprietary Taylor Expression System® 2 electronics. 

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Western Red Cedar

Top Woods

A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.

Tropical Mahogany

Body Woods

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways

The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines.The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.

Options

Additional Cost
$100
Sitka spruce top
$200
Honey Sunburst (top only)
$12
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$120
Bone nut/saddle
$200
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
$200
Florentine cutaway (Acoustic/Electric CE models except GO shape only)
$200
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$200
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome (except 12-fret)
$400
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Tobacco Sunburst (spruce-top models only)
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)
3-piece back
Lefty or lefty strung righty
No strap pin
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)

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In Action

See the 512ce 12-Fret model in Action.