Boasting rich midrange and warm, articulate tones, tropical mahogany has established itself among the tonewood elite. Many consider these striking all-gloss guitars the ultimate fingerpickers — especially the cedar-topped 514ce and 512ce — while bolder strummers and flatpickers may lean toward the bigger-bodied 510ce and 516ce. Visually, engraved Deco Diamond inlays and faux tortoise shell binding honor mahogany's classic heritage.

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Mahogany is paired with either a mahogany or spruce top  for a balance of warmth and clarity.

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500 Series

  • Mahogany back/sides
  • Mahogany, Lutz spruce or cedar top
  • Shaded edgeburst on all-mahogany models
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