Taylor 612ce 12-Fret Grand Concert - Brown Sugar Stain
Body Body type: Taylor 12-Fret Grand Concert Cutaway: Single Top wood: Solid Torrified Sitka Spruce Back & sides: Solid Maple Bracing pattern: 600 Series Advanced Performance Sitka Grand Concert Bracing with Relief Rout Body finish: Gloss 3.5 with Hand-Rubbed Brown Sugar Stain Orientation: Right-Handed Neck Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm) Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony Neck wood:
For a while maple might have been a bit misrepresented in the acoustic world, developing a reputation for being too bright for some, and lacking the richer character of other classic tonewoods
But historically, maple has actually been one of the classic tonewoods for other stringed instruments in the violin family
Taylor has revoiced its maple 600s to re-introduce its true voice to guitar players, and the results have been amazing
If you have preconceptions about maple, check them at the door, because these guitars deliver plenty of the warmth, depth, richness and sustain your ears crave in an acoustic guitar, without losing the clarity and transparency that allows maple to reflect the player and fit into a mix with other instruments
Details: Taylor's 612 12-fret Grand Concerts feature a shifted neck-to-body relationship, shifting the bridge location in a way that adds robust punch to the midrange notes. Together with the revoiced design details of the 600 Series, players are in for a treat. The smaller body and short-scale neck make for an intimate and comfortable playing experience, while the tonal refinements to the bracing and other materials serve up an inspiring mix of warmth, richness and volume, especially for a small-body guitar. Every material component has been optimized, from the wood and finish thicknesses to the internal bracing - customized for each body shape - to the special roasting process used on the spruce tops to activate a super-responsive, played-in sound. Aesthetic upgrades include a new fretboard inlay that carries over to include an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony and grained ivoroid trim, and a striped ebony pickguard.