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Taylor 612e 12 Fret

Taylor 612e 12 Fret

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Taylor 612e 12 FretTaylor 612e 12 Fret

Our 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 rich, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides, a new fretboard inlay that carries over to include an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony and grained ivoroid trim, and a striped ebony pickguard. A Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s Expression System® 2 pickup add playing range and performance versatility.

What to expect from a 600 Series Taylor Guitar?

It can be hard to find a mainstream manufacturer who offers an all-solid, figured Maple acoustic guitar with more than one or two body shapes on offer. Unlike the rest, Taylor offer a large range of body shapes in the 600 series. These include a Dreadnaught (610), Grand Concert (612), Grand Auditorium (614), Grand Symphony (616), Grand Orchestra (618), 12-String (656) and 2 Nylon strung guitars (612ce-N and 614ce-N). All models come with the option to have Taylor’s Expression System® 1, the latest Expression System® 2, or no pickup system at all. With all this taken into consideration, Taylor offer possible the most versatile range of Maple guitars on the market.

Grand Concert

The smallest full-size shape has compact dimensions all around, which make for a physically comfortable, lap-friendly playing experience. The Grand Concert’s slight waist and shallower body depth help produce an articulate voice with the kind of note definition and detail that fingerstyle guitarists and session and stage players will appreciate. The smaller body also helps keep the overtones in check, so a GC won’t step on other instruments in a mix. All grand Concert models feature a shorter scale length (24 7/8 inches compared to 25 ½ inches on other models), which makes fretting chords easier.


Playing Profile

  • Compact size and short-scale design for playing comfort
  • Articulate voice with controlled overtones
  • Records and mixes well with other instruments
Specification Details
Model Name Taylor 612e 12 Fret
Brand Series 600 Series
Colour/Finish All Gloss / Natural Top, Hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides
Body Shape Grand Concert
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Solid Maple
Neck Hard Rock Maple
Neck Shape Slim
Fingerboard Wood Ebony
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Scale Length 24 7/8"
Scratchplate Striped Ebony
Machineheads Taylor Slot Head
Electronics Taylor Expression System® 2
Case Taylor Hardcase
Additional Features Ebony/Ivoroid/Abalone Rosette, Ebony Headstock Overlay