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For their 520e 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 520e Dreadnought 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 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
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
The product price includes 4 years' warranty and 60 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 4 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 60 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 4 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
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