812ce 12-Fret DLX
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 newly added V-Class bracing, which provides a boost to this guitar’s projection and sustain and generates surprising power from a small frame. Its blend of physical comfort, responsiveness to a light touch, and complex 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 ES2 acoustic electronics.