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520 (2013)
Price: $2,718 US MSRP / Series: 500
520 (2013)

Taylor’s all-mahogany Dreadnought pairs a traditional acoustic body style with a classic tonewood, resulting in an extra punchy midrange (especially the upper mids) that will respond well to assertive strummers and pickers. A black pickguard, grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and a neo-vintage Century fretboard inlay add old-school aesthetic appeal.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Dreadnought

Shapes

Taylor’s Dreadnought captures the potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.

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.

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

Electronics

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

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
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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