A fingerstylist’s dream, Taylor’s mahogany/cedar Grand Concert 512ce packs stunning warmth and midrange presence into a comfortable, player-friendly package. The smaller body and 24-7/8-inch-scale neck make for an intimate playing experience, and the cedar top responds with a wonderful midrange bloom, especially for players with a light touch. This year’s edition features a move to V-Class bracing tailored for the Grand Concert shape, which pushes a surprising amount of volume from this small-bodied guitar, coupled with notes that sustain gorgeously. The new bracing design proves a perfect match for a solid cedar top, opening up greater headroom while maintaining cedar’s natural touch sensitivity and warmth. An elegant cutaway opens up the fretboard, while Taylor’s ES2 pickup delivers organic amplified acoustic tone. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Concert Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Tropical Mahogany Top Wood Western Red Cedar Electronics Expression System 2® Cutaway Venetian Bracing V-Class Scale Length 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard Tortoise Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 19 1/2" Body Width 15" Body Depth 4 3/8" Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Top Finish Gloss Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Ivoroid Stain/Sunburst Medium Brown Stain Back/Sides/Neck Wedge None Armrest no Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Century Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Ebony Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4" Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling NonePeghead Inlay Century Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid Bridge Pins West African Ebony Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None #1103129047
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