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Taylor 512e 12 Fret Grand Concert Electro-Acoustic Guitar
CONDITION – We are rating this guitar a 9.5/10 we have known this guitar and it’s owner for a long time, it has been meticulously looked after throughout its life.
The guitar was built in the USA in 2016 and comes with the deluxe Taylor Hardshell case it will be securely packaged for shipping.
With the 512e 12 Fret, Taylor have managed to produce a seductively sweet-voiced acoustic guitar. In taking a Grand Concert body shape, but afixing the neck to the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, the guitar’s tone sounds wonderfully aged right out of the case.
The 512e combines a Western Red Cedar top with a Tropical Mahogany Back & Sides which combine to yield a surprisingly loud voice from a smaller guitar. Cedar is a less-dense wood than spruce, and delivers a natural amount of compression to your playing, ensuring that soft, finger-picked sections sound wonderful and expressive, whilst at the same time imposing a ceiling on high-volume levels driven by an aggressive attack.
Mahogany has been a popular tonewood for many decades now, having been used in many old-school acoustic recordings ranging from blues to folk to slack key. As a tonewood, Mahogany displays a lot of thick mid-range character which blooms with plenty of harmonic overtones, producing a sound with plenty of girth. When combined with a Cedar top, the resulting sound is suitable for a broad range of players and musical styles, delivering a balanced tone, nice dynamic range and a healthy serving of overtones.
With Taylor’s very own ES2 (Expression System 2) you get a revolutionary pickup design that’s been engineered to deliver the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guita amplification. Complete with a patented behind-the-saddle pickup with three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, the ES2 captures a much more dynamic range of acoustic sound than any of its predecessors.
The ES2 is complimented by Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, which produces a highly-responsive and incredible amplified tone. The combination of the ES2 with this preamp ensures that whether you’re on stage and playing through a PA or amp, or even recording in the studio, your guitar signal is recreated as faithfully as possible.
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