The girthy lower mids produced by Taylor’s Grand Symphony shape are matched by mahogany’s natural midrange focus, resulting in a guitar with a great depth of sound that can be driven dynamically. On the 526ce, the mahogany top adds a bit of compression to the player’s attack, which tends to smooth out the response to produce a more linear output across the tonal spectrum. Voiced with Taylor’s Performance bracing, players can expect even stronger volume and tonal richness. Appointments include a vintage-look shaded edgeburst around the body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. The guitar also sports a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: None Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Nickel Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16 1/4" 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 Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"