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Acoustic 500 512ce 12-Fret

512ce 12-Fret

6-String, 12-Fret | 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: #00887766097143
$ 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.

  • Mahogany/cedar tonewood pairing for unique sound
  • 12-fret setup adds midrange punch and slinky feel
  • V-Class bracing and solid woods for power, sustain
  • Cedar top offers warmth and soft-touch sensitivity
  • Includes ES2 pickup and hardshell guitar case
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512ce 12-Fret

The 512ce 12-Fret offers a totally unique experience within the Taylor line, blending the responsive sound of solid mahogany and cedar with a compact, relaxed feel. The mahogany back and sides serve up a woody, focused midrange, while cedar's softer quality gives this guitar a remarkable warmth and sensitivity to a soft-touch—a perfect combo for players who use a wide dynamic range. Inside, the V-Class bracing scheme dials up greater volume and longer sustain, and the built-in ES2 electronics provide faithful tone in amplified settings. Other specs include a slotted headstock, a genuine West African ebony fretboard and Century inlays in grained ivoroid. It ships with a deluxe hardshell case.


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. 



  • Scale Length 24-7/8"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard Tortoise
  • Tuners Taylor Slot Head
  • Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width 15"
  • Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets 18
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Body Length 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth 4 3/8"

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