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Taylor 812

As you've no doubt heard by now, Taylor redesigned their 800-series guitars for 2014, their 40th anniversary year. They've updated the looks and performance, while maintaining essentially identical dimensions and feel. 

Under the hood, the 800s get new bracing, thinner top, new glue, and—perhaps most important for letting the guitar ring—thinner finish. Now, you might be tempted to say that simply building a lighter guitar is no feat of magic; in fact, most of the handcraftsmen we already work with, like Northwood or Avalon, already do exactly this. But doing this on the scale of Taylor's manufacturing (upwards 10,000 of these 800s a year) is nothing short of remarkable.

I'm confident you'll love it as much as I do. In fact, be sure to watch our video for the Taylor 812—with the camera rolling, I heap even more praise on this particular model.

  • Grand Concert body shape
  • Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides
  • No onboard electronics
  • Includes Taylor hardshell case

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Alfred Cruz A.C. Alfred C.
Outstanding small bodied guitar

Initially it was Shoreline Music's video demo of the Taylor 812 that piqued my interest on Taylor guitars. I primarily playfinger style so I decided to go for the new redesigned 812. I'm very glad I did. The guitar has a big, balanced sound full of character that is an excellent match for the type of music I like to play. I can also see it working for many other different styles like jazz and strumming tunes. As usual with Taylor guitars, playabilityand intonation are spot-on too. Highly recommended for fingerstyle players or someone that just wants a versatile, balanced and great sounding instrument.

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