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Acoustic 500 518e (first-edition) 2013

518e (first-edition) 2013

6-String | Sitka Spruce Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® Electronics | Non-cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case

Series: 500 UPC: #
Discontinued
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.

Overview

518e (first-edition) 2013

On our 518e, the rich midrange of mahogany, together with the enhanced lows and highs that the Grand Orchestra shape produces, creates a big, round voice that blends power, warmth and complexity. This First Edition offering features premium-grade Tropical mahogany back and sides, a spruce top, side bracing, our standard 500 Series appointments with an additional Deco Diamond headstock inlay, and Expression System® electronics. First Edition models also feature a custom label and come in a case with a customized First Edition nameplate.

FEATURES

Grand Orchestra

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

Tropical Mahogany

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Sitka Spruce

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

Expression System®

The proprietary, all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup/preamp works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound.

Specifications

Highlights

  • Scale Length 25-1/2"
  • Pickguard Tortoise
  • Tuners Taylor Chrome
  • Strings Medium
  • Body Width 16 3/4"
  • Nut & Saddle Tusq
  • Truss Rod Cover Ebony
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Body Length 20 5/8"
  • Body Depth 5"
* Models are subject to change without notice.