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512e
Price: $3,118 US MSRP / Series: 500
512e

Taylor’s mahogany/cedar Grand Concert packs a lot of midrange warmth into a comfortable, player-friendly package. The smaller body and short-scale neck make for an intimate playing experience, and the cedar top responds well to fingerstylists. Taylor’s onboard Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics translate all that expressive character into a smooth amplified acoustic playing experience. The neo-vintage appointment package includes a grained ivoroid rosette, grained ivoroid binding, and a Century fretboard inlay.

Legacy Model

The 512e is not currently offered as a standard production model. If you would like to inquire about ordering one through Taylor’s Custom program, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Western Red Cedar

Top Woods

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

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

Electronics

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

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

Options

Additional Cost
$100
Sitka spruce top
$200
Honey Sunburst (top only)
$12
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$120
Bone nut/saddle
$200
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$200
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$200
Florentine cutaway (Acoustic/Electric CE models except GO shape only)
$200
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome (except 12-fret)
$400
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Tobacco Sunburst (spruce-top models only)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)

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In Action

See the 512e model in Action.
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup