Taylor Guitars have been celebrated as instruments of undisputed quality and superb sound since their formation in 1974. Used by countless artists including Neil Young, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson to name a few. Using the Grand Concert shape with a venetian cutaway, Taylor have created this truly special instrument, brimming with high quality materials and components. This Guitar will inspire with every note.
Like Taylor’s other 12-fret models, this all-mahogany edition takes playability to another level with a slinky handfeel on the strings and a surprisingly warm and powerful voice. The 24-7/8-inch scale length condenses the fret spacing and reduces the string tension, and the more central bridge position on the lower bout enables the top to pump out a stronger response. With the new Performance bracing on the 500 Series, each model is uniquely optimized to boost the volume, projection and warmth. Aesthetic refinements include a shaded edgeburst body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. A Venetian cutaway gives you more access to the upper register, while Taylor’s stage-ready Expression System 2 electronics capture the guitar’s tonal nuances in a natural way.