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712e 12-Fret

On Taylor’s 12-fret Grand Concert models, the shorter neck meets the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, and the bridge position is shifted closer to the center of the lower bout. The result is a boost in tonal warmth and power. That response is also bolstered by the Lutz spruce top used on the 700 Series. Together with rosewood back and sides, players can expect a broad and articulate tonal range. The compact Grand Concert body emphasizes clarity and balance, and helps keep the overtones in check, making this a great option for recording both solo and with other instruments. The 24-7/8-inch neck adds slinky comfort to the playing experience. Wood-rich aesthetic details include Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette featuring Douglas fir with maple/black accents, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, while a new “weathered brown” pickguard design complements the earthy color tones of the rosewood and wood trim. Taylor’s onboard ES2 electronics supply a top-notch pickup and preamp for impeccable amplified acoustic tone.

Reviews

With the newly revoiced 712e 12-Fret, Taylor Guitars has unveiled yet another small-bodied winner, with one of the company’s most satisfying cosmetic treatments to date.
When it comes to tone and playing comfort, the Taylor 712e 12-Fret is in a class of its own.
Whereas many vintage 12-fret acoustics have relatively light construction that requires the use of light-gauge strings and a somewhat restrained and delicate touch, the 712e 12-Fret feels solid and robust. When you play it gently it still sounds sweet, with vividly complex midrange harmonic...
The Taylor 712e 12-Fret Western Sunburst combines everything that fingerstyle guitarists love about vintage 12-fret acoustics with the refinement, incredibly comfortable playability, and advanced electronics of a modern high-end acoustic.
Overall, the new Taylor 712e 12-Fret is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an easy-playing grand concert with a big sound and high-quality electronics.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Lutz Spruce

Top Woods

This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.

Indian Rosewood

Body Woods

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

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

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

Options

Additional Cost
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$100
Sitka Spruce Top
$100
Cedar top (except GO & 12-strings)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$150
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$300
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
No Additional Cost
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
Long Scale Package: 25-1/2” scale length, 1-11/16” nut width, standard neck profile, solid peghead (Dreadnought models only)
3-piece back
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)

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