Versatile, comfortable and now iconic, the Grand Auditorium is one of Taylor's top selling acoustic guitars. The 512 series is a brilliant all rounder acoustic guitar. The Venetian cutaway allows easy access to the upper frets of the guitar. Mahogany back and sides, combined with a western red cedar top and ebony fretboard top make for a sublime sounding instrument. Graced with mother of pearl, abalone, maple binding and beautiful element inlays it's also drop dead gorgeous.
Weather you're playing at home or on a stage, Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics have an active EQ that allows you to take complete control of your plugged in acoustic tone.
Developed by Taylor’s Master Builder Andy Powers, this is an innovative new style of bracing. It tackles the issue of achieving sustain and tone without sacrificing volume. V-Class bracing allows the guitar’s top to move and vibrate in a more stable manner, resulting in more focus and response from the wood. This control means more volume and projection. The ‘V’ of the bracing travels the middle of the guitar, maintaining rigidity and lending sustain and resonance to your notes. V-Class bracing means a louder, richer sound with better intonation and response.
The guitar is in excellent conditon and has just been set up with 13-56 Phosphor Bronze D'addarios to allow effortless play-ability with maximum tone. It also comes with the original Taylor hard case!
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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.