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518 (2013)
Price: $2,718 US MSRP / Series: 500
518 (2013)

On the 518, the rich midrange of mahogany, together with the enhanced lows and highs that the big-bodied Grand Orchestra shape produces, creates a lush, round voice that blends power, warmth and complexity. The grained ivoroid-centric appointment package includes our Century fretboard inlay.

Legacy Model

The 518 (2013) 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.


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Orchestra


Taylor's biggest body shape blends power, detail and balance across the tonal spectrum.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

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.

No Electronics


Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, we’ve got you covered.



The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.


Additional Cost
Sitka spruce top
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
Florentine cutaway (Substitute for Venetian)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Cedar Top (except GO & 12-strings)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
Pickguard options (black, clear, tortoise, none)
No strap pin
3-piece back

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