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524 (2013)
Price: $2,718 US MSRP / Series: 500
524 (2013)

Taylor’s all-mahogany Grand Auditorium is adept at a full range of playing styles. The mahogany top adds a natural compression to the strong midrange, accommodating snappy pluckers and lively strummers while fitting clearly into a mix with other instruments. Appointments include a black pickguard, grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Auditorium

Shapes

Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

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.

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
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

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