I offer here a Taylor 412e-R V-Class from 2022, a handmade in El Cajon, California (USA), all solid electro acoustic acoustic guitar with handy Grand Concert body shape, extremely resonant solid Sitka spruce top, wild grained Indian rosewood back and sides, c-shaped tropical mahogany neck, Cameroonian ebony fingerboard with Taylor Custom Grained Ivory Wings inlays, and rosewood veneered mahogany headstock, ebony bridge as well as Taylor ES-2 pickup system in radiant natural high gloss finish with various mother of pearl embellishments and tortoise pickguard in mint condition incl. Taylor deluxe hardshell case and professional setup with 11 gauge Elixir strings.
This Taylor 412e-R is a masterfully crafted Grand Concert model from the upscale 400 Series made in El Cajon, California, USA. Taylor’s top-of-the-line 400 Series models combine the highest quality tonewoods with refined features and world-class craftsmanship to deliver a seamless playing experience with unmatched clarity and balance. Unlike the standard 400 Series models, this 412e-R comes with the time-honored combination of Indian rosewood (!) and Sitka spruce, which together produce a versatile tone rich in harmonic texture and resonant overtones. Combined with the special V-Class bracing inside, the result is fantastic volume and sustain that truly make this one of the finest Grand Concert Western guitars on the market!
The Taylor 412e-R brings everything you love in a Grand Concert guitar: a handy-small body shape, powerful-direct response with maximum tone, and a differentiated-open, incredibly rich sound with complex harmonics and lively bass. The guitar is thus extremely versatile and provides a warm joy in the belly from the first strum.
A sound sample of the model can be found above (at the end of the photo gallery).
From the playing point of view, a c-shaped maple neck that lies extremely comfortably in the hand and a medium-wide 44.5mm graphite nut ensure fantastic playability.
Visually, the instrument scores with natural elegance: the beautifully grained tonewoods look great under the thin high-gloss finish and complement each other in aesthetic perfection with the dark shimmering ebony elements and the elaborate Custom Grained Ivory Wings fingerboard inlays.
- Year of manufacture: 2022
- Origin: El Cajon, California, USA
- Body shape: Grand Concert
- Neck to body transition: 14 Fret
- Top: Sitka spruce (solid)
- Back / sides: Indian rosewood (solid)
- Bracing: V-Class
- Neck: Tropical mahogany with C-neck profile
- Headstock: Mahogany with rosewood veneer
- Fingerboard: Cameroonian ebony with Taylor Custom Grained Ivory Wings inlays
- Bridge: Ebony bridge with Micarta bridge inlay
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Body bindings: Ivory white
- Rosette: Concentric rings
- Tuners: Taylor USA nickel
- Pickup system: Taylor Expression System 2
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Finish: Natural high gloss
- Frets: 20
- Scale length: 630mm
- Nut: Black Graphite, 44,5mm
- Serial number: 1201242015
- Incl. Taylor luxury molded case & papers
The 412e-R is no longer available and the identical sister model (only with cutaway), the 412ce-R V-Class, currently costs around 2,700€ new:
This guitar is in absolutely mint condition and technically flawless. Visually there are no signs of use (see photos). The frets are like new.
I have set up the guitar with 11 gauge Elixir strings (I am a guitar teacher for many years) and – if desired – will ship fully insured with DHL for 24.99€ within Germany or 59.99€ within the EU.
Please view all photos & clarify any questions before buying. Thanks! 🙂