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Price: $2,998 US MSRP / Series: 500

Taylor’s 500 Series Dreadnoughts boast several uniquely compelling design features, 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 with less string tension — making string bends fun — and matches up well with chord strummers and vocals. The dynamic response of the Lutz spruce top works especially well with the dry, woody sound of mahogany, producing 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 510e makes a musically versatile instrument that blends well with other instruments, either unplugged or amplified with Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics. 


Discover the features that make this guitar unique



Taylor’s Dreadnought captures the potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.

Lutz Spruce

Top Woods

This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.

Tropical Mahogany

Body Woods

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Expression System® 2


The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.



The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.


Additional Cost
Sitka spruce top
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
Florentine cutaway (Substitute for Venetian)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back

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