The Taylor 612CE is a Grand Concert Guitar in the 600 series. The small body of the Grand Concert is one of Taylors most comfortable body shapes and is ideal for a wide range of playing styles! In contrast to the traditionally darker boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos the GCs compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. The Sitka Spruce tops gives you a bright sound accompanied by the powerful and clear voice of the stunning Maple back and sides. Taylors ground-breaking Expression System featured on this baby was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar. The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm natural acoustic sound. When you plug in youll hear the sound of your guitar not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls - volume bass and treble. Pick up this guitar and fall in love @ Allans Billy Hyde!