Taylor 522ce 12-Fret

by Taylor
$4,199.00
SKU 522CE12FRET
Like Taylor's other 12-fret models, this all-mahogany Grand Concert 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. For 2019, Taylor has added V-Class bracing, which boosts the projection and sustain and brings out more of mahogany's natural warmth, while adding a touch of extra headroom for more aggressive playing. The V-Class architecture also improves the intonation in a noticeable way, creating more harmonic agreement between notes. 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 ES2 electronics capture the guitar's tonal nuances in amplified settings.

Specs

Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Back and Sides: Tropical Mahogany
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 18
Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"
Buttons: Nickel
Electronics: Expression System 2
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown, included
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light