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516ce
Price: $3,258 US MSRP / Series: 500
516ce

Mahogany’s meaty midrange and fundamental focus take on another level of boldness and depth, especially in the lower midrange, with the spruce-top Grand Symphony 516ce. The use of Lutz spruce, a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce that resembles Adirondack spruce in its tonal output, bolsters the sonic horsepower, especially in tandem with Taylor’s Performance bracing, which is optimized for each body shape to bring out more volume and richness. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. Other playing features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp. 

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony

Shapes

This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

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

Electronics

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

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways

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