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520ce (2013)
Price: $3,378 US MSRP / Series: 500
520ce (2013)

Mahogany’s focused midrange is elevated to new heights with a mahogany top, especially in the form of our Dreadnought body style, known for its strong upper mids. The tone of this cutaway edition is meaty yet clear, and translates into a great amplified sound with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 electronics. Appointments include a black pickguard, grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and a Century fretboard inlay.

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.

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
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
$12
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$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 (Substitute for Venetian)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$220
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$400
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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In Action

See the 520ce (2013) model in Action.
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup