Taylor 312 V-Class Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

  • Item # 1492033
  • Model # 312-2019

Taylor's 300 Series has introduced countless players to the pleasures of the all-solid-wood acoustic experience; it's the entry point to Taylor's USA-made instrument line. Players who step up to a 300… Learn More

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Solid tonewood pairing with special bracing for impressive performance at an accessible price point.

Taylor's 300 Series has introduced countless players to the pleasures of the all-solid-wood acoustic experience; it's the entry point to Taylor's USA-made instrument line. Players who step up to a 300 Series instrument, like this 312 V-Class Grad Concert acoustic guitar, will be rewarded with a guitar-for-a-lifetime that will only sound better with age. It doesn't take but a few strums to learn how the mix of tonewoods, construction and appointments combine to make Taylor's famous playability, intonation and tone. The 300 Series has everything you need and nothing you don't need in a fantastic sounding and playing instrument. The 312 V-Class Grand Concert acoustic ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.Body ShapeTaylor's Grand Concert is slightly smaller than its Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. The Grand Concert pairs well with both 14-fret and 12-fret neck-to-body construction, and offers an articulate voice with top-end chime. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flat-pickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.Tonewood PairingA guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. As a tonewood, solid Sapele back and sides complement the top with sonic characteristics that live comfortably between the dry, clear, woody sound of mahogany and the complex, overtone-rich character of rosewood. Sapele responds well to a variety of playing styles and fits nicely into an instrument mix.V-Class BracingTaylor's V-Class bracing is a fundamental innovation in acoustic guitar design. It marks an important evolution beyond traditional X-bracing, introducing an entirely new platform for acoustic performance. It is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation (in-tune-ness) issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off". They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience. Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. Other benefits: harmonics ring more uniformly down the neck, notes are louder with more projection and sustain, and notes are more consistent, i.e., upper register notes don't get choked out or swallowed. Fewer "sour" sonic qualities exist with chords; a more agreeable relationship is created between notes as they ripen, bloom and decay.The Taylor DifferenceWhat sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

Features

  • Solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides
  • Taylor Standard profile neck with genuine West African ebony fretboard
  • V-Class bracing for better volume, sustain and intonation
  • Hardshell case

Technical Specification

Taylor 312 V-Class Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

Body

  • Body type: Grand Concert/OO
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid sapele
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class Grand Concert with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss top, satin back and sides
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.84"
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Neck finish: Satin

Electronics

  • Pickup/preamp: No

Other

  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor slotted head with synthetic ivory buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "wave"/graphite nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States