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Price: $3,398 US MSRP / Series: 500

The girthy lower mids produced by Taylor’s Grand Symphony shape are matched by mahogany’s natural midrange focus, resulting in a guitar with a great depth of sound that can be driven dynamically. On the 526ce, the mahogany top adds a bit of compression to the player’s attack, which tends to smooth out the response to produce a more linear output across the tonal spectrum. Voiced with Taylor’s Performance bracing, players can expect even stronger volume and tonal richness. Appointments include a vintage-look shaded edgeburst around the body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. The guitar also sports a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp.


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Symphony


This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.

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


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

Venetian Cutaway


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.


Additional Cost
Sitka spruce top
Tobacco or Honey Sunburst Top (Spruce/Cedar Top Models Only)
Abalone dot bridge pins (set of 6)
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
Short-scale neck (except Nylons and GO shape)
Florentine cutaway (Substitute for Venetian)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
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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