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Acoustic 500 522e 12-Fret

522e 12-Fret

6-String, 12-Fret | Tropical Mahogany Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Non-cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case

Series: 500 UPC: #00887766096726
$ 2,999USD
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.

  • 12-fret setup offers comfort and more midrange punch
  • Mahogany top/back/sides for woody, focused tone
  • V-Class bracing adds more volume and sustain
  • Grand Concert body offers a relaxed fretting feel
  • Comes with built-in ES2 pickup and hardshell case
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522e 12-Fret

If you've never tried one of Taylor's 12-fret acoustic guitars, the 522e 12-Fret is a great place to start. All-solid mahogany construction serves up a bold, punchy midrange response with clear focus and minimal ringing overtones, while also providing a touch of natural compression to balance out the response across the frequency spectrum. The 12-fret configuration brings the player's hands a bit closer together for a more comfortable, intimate feel, and the shifted bridge position results in a bit more midrange heft. V-Class bracing dials up more volume and sustain, while the Grand Concert body maintains definition that will please flatpickers and fingerstyle players. It ships with ES2 electronics and a hardshell case.


Grand Concert

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Tropical Mahogany

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

Tropical Mahogany

The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.

Expression System® 2

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

V-Class Bracing

Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns. 



  • Scale Length 24-7/8"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard None
  • Tuners Taylor Slot Head
  • Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width 15"
  • Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets 18
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Body Length 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth 4 3/8"

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