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522ce 12-Fret

Like Taylor’s other 12-fret models, this all-mahogany edition takes playability to another level with a slinky handfeel on the strings and a surprisingly warm and powerful voice. The 24-7/8-inch scale length condenses the fret spacing and reduces the string tension, and the more central bridge position on the lower bout enables the top to pump out a stronger response. With the new Performance bracing on the 500 Series, each model is uniquely optimized to boost the volume, projection and warmth. Aesthetic refinements include a shaded edgeburst body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. A Venetian cutaway gives you more access to the upper register, while Taylor’s stage-ready Expression System 2 electronics capture the guitar’s tonal nuances in a natural way.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert

Shapes

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Tropical Mahogany

Top Woods

The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.

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)
$10
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
$150
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
$150
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$175
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
$300
High Performance (HP) Package
$300
Florentine cutaway except nylon (Substitute for Venetian)
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 522ce 12-Fret model in Action.