Taylor’s 500 Series Dreadnoughts boast several distinctive design strokes, including a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length and a V-carve neck with a slotted headstock. The result is an inviting handfeel that makes string bending fun and serves up a great Dreadnought option for singer-songwriters in search of a bold and expressive voice. The all-mahogany body unleashes a woody, focused tone with appealing midrange warmth, and the mahogany top helps smooth out a player’s attack to produce a balanced voice with crisp highs and soft lows. With Taylor’s Performance bracing optimized for the Dreadnought shape and the model’s other features, the 520e makes a musically versatile acoustic that blends well with other instruments, either unplugged or amplified with Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics. A shaded edgeburst body, faux tortoise shell binding, and grained ivoroid Century inlays support a neo-classic aesthetic, especially with the slotted headstock.
Highlights: Scale Length: 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Tortoise Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Slot Head Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16" Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body: Binding: Tortoise Top Finish: Gloss Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: None Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: None Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Century Fretboard Binding: Ebony Heel Cap Binding: Ebony Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany (V-Carve Neck) Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"