Taylor 412ce-R 'Tobacco Sunburst' V-Class Acoustic Electric Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

The Taylor 412ce-R 'Tobacco Sunburst' V-Class Acoustic Electric Guitar represents a harmonious blend of elegant aesthetics and tonal enhancements, typical of Taylor's revered 400 Series. This acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium guitar incorporates the groundbreaking V-Class bracing, a revolutionary design element that transforms its sonic capabilities.

The V-Class bracing technology employed in the 412ce-R dramatically elevates its acoustic performance. It enhances volume uniformly across the tonal spectrum, increases sustain, and substantially improves the guitar's natural intonation. This innovative bracing system creates a more synchronized response from the soundboard, resulting in a harmonious relationship between the notes you play. This synergy allows chords to resonate with remarkable coherence, enriching your musical expression. If you have an affinity for the rich lows and crisp highs of rosewood, you'll appreciate how the overtones are finely balanced as your notes blossom. The 412ce-R is a testament to the harmony of sight and sound, with tasteful appointments that please both the eyes and ears.

V-Class bracing represents a groundbreaking advancement in guitar construction. By combining stiffness and flexibility in the guitar top, V-Class bracing optimizes volume and sustain. It provides stiffness parallel to the strings, enhancing rigidity for prolonged sustain. Meanwhile, flexibility on either side facilitates the necessary air movement for robust projection. This innovative design achieves the best of both worlds and significantly enhances intonation. Not only does it produce louder, longer-sustaining notes, but it also ensures that these notes are in tune with one another.

The 412ce-R is endowed with a tonally exceptional combination: a Sitka spruce top paired with Indian rosewood back and sides. Sitka spruce, a renowned top tonewood, offers a blend of strength and elasticity that results in a broad dynamic range. It delivers crisp articulation, making it suitable for various playing styles, from delicate fingerpicking to vigorous flatpicked strumming. Indian rosewood, used for the back and sides, offers an extended frequency range and rich, musical tonality that has earned it premium status among tonewoods. Its potent low end provides a robust growl, while its sparkling treble notes resonate with bell-like clarity. With a slight midrange scoop compared to mahogany, rosewood guitars like the 412ce-R excel in solo performances, vocal accompaniment, and recording in less densely arranged settings.

For amplified performances, the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics integrated into the 412ce-R provide an exceptional solution. The ES2 system boasts a three-section proprietary pickup positioned behind the saddle. Its strategic placement and seamless integration deliver exceptionally clear and accurate sound. Alongside a master volume control, a pair of tone controls allows you to fine-tune the highs and lows to suit your preferences. Additionally, a discrete phase switch is included to tackle onboard feedback suppression, ensuring a flawless 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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