The 412ce-R features Taylor's Grand Concert body shape, a smaller version of their iconic Grand Auditorium. This, in combination with a shortened, 24-7/8" scale length, makes the 412ce-R an extremely easy, comfortable guitar to play, with an ergonomic body shape and relaxed string tension. These features suit the guitar wonderfully to fingerstyle playing, responsive to a gentle touch, but still producing a full sound. A Sitka Spruce top with solid East Indian Rosewood back & sides give it a powerful bass and clear trebles, enhanced by Taylor's V-Class Bracing. This guitar includes a Taylor hardshell case (see pictures) for maximum protection.