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516 (2014)
Price: $3,118 US MSRP / Series: 500
516 (2014)

Singer-songwriters are often drawn to our 500 Series because mahogany yields its inspiring tone easily, with a breathy midrange and a wonderful balance of warmth, clarity and complexity. Our larger body shapes (Grand Symphony and Dreadnought models) feature tops of Engelmann spruce, while the Grand Auditorium and Grand Concert models sport cedar tops. The refined appointment package features a laser-engraved Deco Diamond inlay scheme, faux tortoise shell binding, and a dark body stain that honors mahogany’s enduring heritage.

Legacy Model

The 516 (2014) 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 Symphony

Shapes

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

Engelmann Spruce

Top Woods

Engelmann has a mature tone and yields a slightly richer midrange than Sitka.

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.

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
12-fret version (Grand Concert models only)
$200
Florentine cutaway (Acoustic/Electric CE models except GO shape only)
$200
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$200
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$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)
Taylor gold or chrome tuners (except slotted headstock)
3-piece back
Lefty or lefty strung righty
No strap pin
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)

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In Action

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