A new arrival from Taylor for 2017, this model is the 812ce-DLX from their newly-released 800 Deluxe series. The 800 Deluxe bridges the gap between Taylor's popular top-range 800-series and 900-series models with the addition of a rosewood arm bevel, Gotoh 510 nickel tuners and Adirondack Spruce bracing to the design of their 800 series. The bracing allows for a clear and loud projection of tone in a very attractively designed model.
This cutaway 12-fret Grand Concert blends incredible playing comfort — the result of the compact 12-fret design, slinky handfeel, and an ergonomic radius armrest — with a tonal response that’s impressively bold, warm and punchy for its intimate body size. The neck’s 24-7/8-inch scale length heightens the physical playing comfort, while the different positioning of the bridge on the soundboard — closer to the center of the lower bout compared to a 14-fret model — helps generate a meatier, more robust response. That boldness is enhanced on this Deluxe model by Adirondack spruce bracing, which raises the dynamic ceiling. For a small-body acoustic, the blend of physical comfort, responsiveness to a light touch, and tonal output make this a remarkably expressive guitar. Refined appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim with a matching rosewood armrest veneer, a rosewood pickguard, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlays, a smoky ebony fretboard, and Taylor’s Expression System 2 acoustic electronics.
|Model||812ce Fret DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar|
|Body Shape||Grand Concert|
|Top Material||Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Side Material||Indian Rosewood|
|Bracing||Advanced Performance with Relief Rout|
|Binding||Pale Non-Figured Maple|
|Neck Material||Tropical Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Pickups||Taylor Expression System 2|
|Included Accessories||Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case|