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.
Highlights: Scale Length: 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: None Number of Frets: 18 Tuners: Taylor Slot Head Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light Body Length: 19 1/2" Body Width: 15" Body Depth: 4 3/8"
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 Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/4"