Taylor 520e Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)

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Product Ref: 69105

  • Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
  • Bold and Expressive Voice, Perfect for Singer-Songwriters
  • Dreadnought Body with Performance Bracing
  • Tropical Mahogany Build Produce Strong Fundamentals
  • Taylor Expression System Offers Natural Sounding Amplification

Taylor 520e Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)

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The Taylor 520e Electro Acoustic Guitar features a distinctive dreadnought body with incredible innovations and a bold, expressive voice that is perfect for singer-songwriters. The tropical mahogany body combines with the performance bracing to produce a focused tone with midrange warmth and crisp highs, while also ensuring a smooth attack and overall balanced sound. The classic dreadnought shape delivers a recognisable low end with a driving rhythm section, whilst offering Taylor’s balanced tone that complement the hard picking attack. The tropical mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard and ''V'' profile which helps to ensure smooth and comfortable playability even during long sessions. The 520e guitar also features faux tortoiseshell binding, grained ivoroid Century inlays, a slotted headstock and a stunning medium brown stain finish with shaded edge burst. Finished off with Taylor’s expression system 2 electronics for the ultimate amplification, the 520e Acoustic Guitar is a unique and musically versatile instrument that blends seamlessly when accompanied.

Product Ref: 69105

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Dreadnought Body

For their 510e electro acoustic guitar, Taylor have refined the classic Dreadnought shape to suit their own needs, producing low-end power, a snappy midrange, and strong, clear treble notes. Whilst still offering the powerful tones that you would normally get from a dreadnought, the redesigned take provides the essence of the balanced Taylor sound. With a blend of power and articulation, this dreadnought acoustic is perfect for flatpickers as well as players who love the traditional guitar shape and tones.

A Full Tropical Mahogany Build

With the exception of the ebony fingerboard, the 522e 12-Fret features a top, back, sides, and neck crafted from tropical mahogany to deliver incredibly bright tones. As a top wood, the mahogany offers a natural compression, creating strong fundamentals with a clear and direct focus. Used as back and sides panels, the tonewood provides a meaty midrange, producing punchy, “woody” tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles. The Mahogany and ebony combination provides the Taylor with extra warmth and openness, creating a muscular bass response with a strong high end.

Unique Bracing Pattern

The performance bracing pattern features customised bracing profiles and placement for each body shape to optimise their inherent strengths. This bracing pattern uses side braces as well as the standard setup, adding rigidity and helping to maximise both top and back movement. The overall effect is an enhanced midrange, sustain, and tone that features plenty of warmth.

Expression System 2 Electronics

The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed ''professional audio''-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor Guitars design and construct each of their guitars to a high standard, ensuring that each time you play, you are getting the best paying experience. All of Taylor’s 500 series guitars include an official Taylor hard case, and customers can benefit from a FREE 12 year Taylor European warranty when registering their purchased guitar at www.taylorguitars.com

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Body: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Performance w/Relief Rout
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain w/Shaded Edge Burst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Profile: ‘V’ Shape
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.875"
  • Inlays: Century
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  • Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Buttons: Grained Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Headstock Logo: Grained Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown