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Taylor 912ce Builder's Edition 'Natural' Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Taylor 912ce Builder's Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar is a remarkable instrument designed to cater to electric guitar players seeking a compact and familiar-feeling acoustic option. With the Builder's Edition enhancements, such as a shorter 24-7/8" neck length, rolled fretboard edges, and beveled cutaway, the 912ce offers exceptional comfort, making it well-suited for intricate lead playing. It delivers extraordinary responsiveness and a clear, precise sound.

At its core, the combination of rosewood back and sides with a Lutz spruce top, constructed using Taylor's innovative V-Class bracing, contributes to the guitar's exceptional tonal qualities. The 912ce produces a warm, bell-like tone with a focused top end. Whether you're strumming chords or playing intricate leads, this guitar's tonal character shines through. To ensure pristine amplification, the 912ce Builder's Edition incorporates Taylor's innovative Expression System 2 electronics.

The Builder's Edition family of acoustic guitars from Taylor is the brainchild of master guitar designer Andy Powers. These guitars are intended to showcase Taylor's V-Class bracing system and their latest innovations. Builder's Edition guitars stand out with a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes beyond standard models. They offer players an exemplary instrument designed to inspire creativity. As Andy Powers describes it, "The Builder's Edition concept is meant to be an expression of Taylor's instrument-building imagination." And indeed, it represents a remarkable fusion of innovation and craftsmanship.

The Grand Concert body style of the 912ce provides clarity and balanced tone, making it an ideal choice for recording. Its smaller body and tapered waist are perfect for studio work and live performances, allowing it to sit well in arrangements where larger-bodied acoustics might dominate. The short scale and lighter string tension also contribute to its playability, making it a favorite among musicians.

The combination of Lutz spruce and Indian rosewood in the 912ce results in a tonal masterpiece. Lutz spruce, chosen as the top tonewood, offers a unique blend of strength and elasticity, delivering a wide dynamic range and crisp articulation. This makes it suitable for various playing styles, from delicate fingerpicking to vigorous strumming. Indian rosewood, used for the back and sides, is celebrated for its extended frequency range and rich tonality. It produces a powerful low end and sparkling treble notes with remarkable clarity. This tonewood pairing is versatile and excels in solo performances, vocal accompaniment, and sparse arrangements.

For those who play amplified, the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into the 912ce offer exceptional sound reproduction. This system features a 3-section proprietary pickup positioned behind the saddle, providing remarkably clear and accurate sound reproduction. It includes a master volume control and tone controls for precise shaping of highs and lows. Additionally, a discreet phase switch is available for vital onboard feedback suppression, ensuring a seamless live performance experience.

Includes Taylor hardshell case.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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