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Acoustic 500 512ce

512ce

6-String | Western Red Cedar Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Venetian Cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case

Series: 500 UPC: #00887766097150
$ 2,799USD
Responsibly Sourced Materials

Taylor is committed to ethical sourcing and the ongoing pursuit of greater sustainable practices.

Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.

Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)

Factory Expert Service & Support

Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.

  • Cedar/mahogany combination offers distinctive voice
  • Grand Concert body provides a welcoming feel
  • Boasts remarkable touch sensitivity and warmth
  • V-Class bracing serves up more volume and sustain
  • Includes built-in ES2 pickup and hardshell case
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Overview

512ce

The Taylor 512ce should be an enticing option for any guitar player, but especially fingerstyle players or those who want warmth and soft-touch responsiveness in the same package. Made with back and sides of mahogany with a Western Red cedar top, this compact Grand Concert model boasts a warm, woody musical personality with a bold midrange response, strong fundamental focus and minimal ringing overtones. Cedar's natural softness makes for a pleasingly rounded tone that's highly responsive to a light tough, making this a great option for players with a wide dynamic range. V-Class bracing pumps out more volume and sustain, and the included ES2 pickup provides natural-sounding live tone. It ships with a hardshell case.

Features

Grand Concert

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Tropical Mahogany

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

Western Red Cedar

A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.

Expression System® 2

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

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the body.

V-Class Bracing

Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns. 

Specifications

Highlights

  • Scale Length 24-7/8"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard Tortoise
  • Tuners Taylor Nickel
  • Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width 15"
  • Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Body Length 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth 4 3/8"