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Taylor 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon Electro Classical, Spruce/Sapele

The Taylor 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon Electro Classical Guitar is a fingerpicker’s delight with a 25 & 1/2’’ scale length. The higher tension combined with the hard tension strings gives this guitar the necessary volume and ‘snap’.

The Taylor 312ce-N has a Sitka spruce top, which is the most common spruce wood in use today. Sitka spruce is good for volume and will age nicely over the first four or five years of the guitar’s life, improving with time. The back and sides are made from Sapele, which is now commonly used as an alternative to mahogany and belongs to the same family. It is often slightly darker but confers similar acoustical properties as mahogany. It sounds very sweet, is responsive to a lighter touch and blends really well with other acoustic instruments. It also has a natural compression.

The cutaway has become a standard feature nowadays, with the Taylor 312ce-N featuring a ‘soft’ Venetian cutaway. They have been introduced in order to allow access to the higher frets. Since the advent of pickups, it has been possible to get the volume you want from the lighter strings on the upper frets and so cutaways have become more relevant to acoustic guitars.

It also features a 1-⅞” tropical mahogany bolt-on neck. Bob Taylor began building guitars with bolt-on necks and as Taylor design progressed he came up with the idea of a neck to body joint which would preserve the best practical implications of a non-glued neck and restore the quality of tightness that makes hand-fitted necks desirable.

Taylor’s necks are slim and playable- Bob Taylor has always been able to shape a good neck. As he admits, he’s never been a great player, and this may be why he has always strived to make his instruments entirely user-friendly.

The neck is topped with a durable ebony fretboard which has Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays.

The 213ce-N has a satin finish on the back and sides and a gloss finish on the top and also has black binding, Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays, and a 3-ring rosette.

The ES-N pickup is fitted with a preamp for a great amplified tone.

The Taylor 312ce-N comes with a Taylor First Edition Hardshell Brown case.

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  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Bracing: Nylon Bracing
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 17
  • Tuners: Classical Nickel
  • Case:Taylor First Edition Hardshell Brown
  • Brand of Strings: Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension
  • Body Length: 19 1/2"
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8"
  • Body
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Rosette Mat: Plastic
  • Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: no
  • Neck
  • Neck Width: 1-7/8"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Slot Head
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
  • Other
  • Bridge Pins: None
  • Buttons: Pearloid
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Edge Trim: None

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