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518e
Price: $3,118 US MSRP / Series: 500
518e

On the 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. The grained ivoroid-centric appointment package includes our Century fretboard inlay, while Taylor’s Expression System® 2 electronics deliver a smooth plug-and-play experience.

Legacy Model

The 518e 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 Orchestra

Shapes

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.

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 518e model in Action.
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup