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500 Series Guitars

Starting at $2,799 USD C$3,699 CAD SFr.3299 CHF kr22499 DKK £2,699 GBP 2999 EUR kr29999 NOK kr31499 SEK

Mahogany Magic

Mahogany boasts a long heritage in the world of musical instruments, and it's beloved as a tonewood for acoustic guitars for its woody response and dry, focused quality that emphasizes the fundamental note. In the Taylor 500 Series, we combine solid neo-tropical mahogany backs and sides topped with Western Red cedar, mahogany, or torrefied Sitka spruce (Builder's Edition models), offering two bold voices in a range of body shapes to accommodate different playing styles musical applications. With V-Class bracing inside every model to boost volume, sustain, and overall harmony between notes, these guitars serve up an appealing blend of power, midrange presence and warmth with minimal overtones.

500 Series

Starting at $2,799 USD C$3,699 CAD SFr.3299 CHF kr22499 DKK £2,699 GBP 2999 EUR kr29999 NOK kr31499 SEK

Meet the 500 Series

Mahogany and Western Red cedar offer distinctive musical personalities that are unique to the 500 Series.

500 Grand Auditorium

Starting at $2,799 USD

2 Models

524ce

Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Auditorium

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

514ce

Top Wood: Western Red Cedar

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Auditorium

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

500 Grand Concert

Starting at $2,799 USD

6 Models

562ce

Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 12-String, 12-Fret

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

512ce

Top Wood: Western Red Cedar

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

512ce 12-Fret

Top Wood: Western Red Cedar

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String, 12-Fret

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

522ce

Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

522e 12-Fret

Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String, 12-Fret

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

522ce 12-Fret

Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Venetian Cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String, 12-Fret

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

500 Builder's Edition

Starting at $2,799 USD

3 Models

Builder's Edition 517

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Pacific

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: No Electronics

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed Only

Builder's Edition 517 WHB

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Pacific

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: No Electronics

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed Only

Builder's Edition 517e WHB

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Pacific

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed Only

500 Grand Pacific

Starting at $2,999 USD

1 Models

Builder's Edition 517e

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Shape: Grand Pacific

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: Expression System® 2

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

FEATURES

Heritage Tonewoods with Dusky Aesthetics

Alluring aesthetic appointments reflect the dark, textured sound of the 500 Series' tonewood pairings.

Choose a Flavor: All-Mahogany or Mahogany + Cedar

Cedar-topped models in the 500 Series (middle digit "1") offer remarkable soft-touch sensitivity and midrange warmth, while mahogany-topped guitars (middle digit "2") provide a touch of compression resulting in a pleasingly balanced response.

Player-Focused Design Sensibility

The 500 Series features the slender Taylor Neck, an optional 12-fret setup in Grand Concert models and the chamfered edges of our Builder's Edition guitars, offering comfort at every turn. Internally, our V-Class bracing draws out the essential tonal qualities of the premium tonewods.

Expression System 2 Acoustic Pickup

Our proprietary Expression System 2 acoustic behind-the-saddle pickup generates clean, authentic amplified tone whenever you need to plug in.

Striking, Yet Performance-Forward Aesthetic Style

The standard appointment package for the 500 Series includes Century fretboard inlays in grained ivoroid, faux tortoiseshell binding and a dusky shaded edgeburst finish treatment for mahogany-topped models.

12-String, 12-Fret and Non-Cutaway Options

The 500 Series is home to the all-mahogany 12-string 562ce, as well as two 12-fret models that offer additional midrange heft and playing comfort. Those seeking a full-body look will appreciate the non-cutaway 522e 12-Fret and the Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 517e.

Hardshell Case Included with Every Guitar

All models in the 500 Series ship with a deluxe hardshell guitar case for protection during transport and storage.

Builder's Edition Model: the Grand Pacific 517e

The Builder's Edition 517e was one of our first Grand Pacific guitars. Boasting chamfered body and fretboard edges and a compound-carve neck profile, this dreadnought-style guitar offers seamless playing comfort along with a rich, seasoned tone. A torrefied Sitka spruce top adds an aged-in sweetness to the mahogany's warmth and focus. It's available with or without ES2 electronics as well as a Wild Honey Burst color treatment.

MEET THE OTHER SERIES

The American Dream®

Series Guitars

Starting at $1499 USD

Starting at C$2099 CAD

Starting at SFr.1749 CHF

Starting at kr11999 DKK

Starting at 1599 EUR

Starting at £1449 GBP

Starting at kr15999 NOK

Starting at kr16799 SEK

Solid tonewoods, V-Class bracing and signature Taylor playability—everything you need in a guitar, and nothing you don't.

GT

Series Guitars

Starting at $1499 USD

Starting at C$1999 CAD

Starting at SFr.1749 CHF

Starting at kr11999 DKK

Starting at 1599 EUR

Starting at £1449 GBP

Starting at kr15999 NOK

Starting at kr16799 SEK

Compact, comfortable and boldly voiced, the GT (grand theater) acoustic guitar offers an enjoyable, accessible experience for pros and casual players alike.

Academy

Series Guitars

Starting at $599 USD

Starting at C$799 CAD

Starting at SFr.699 CHF

Starting at kr4799 DKK

Starting at 649 EUR

Starting at £589 GBP

Starting at kr6499 NOK

Starting at kr6799 SEK

Solid tops and a focus on playability set the Academy Series apart, offering a welcoming feel at an approachable price.

100

Series Guitars

Starting at $799 USD

Starting at C$1099 CAD

Starting at SFr.979 CHF

Starting at kr6799 DKK

Starting at 899 EUR

Starting at £799 GBP

Starting at kr8999 NOK

Starting at kr9499 SEK

Solid spruce tops with layered walnut back and sides serve up projection, power and balance without breaking the bank.

200

Series Guitars

Starting at $999 USD

Starting at C$1299 CAD

Starting at SFr.1199 CHF

Starting at kr8299 DKK

Starting at 1099 EUR

Starting at £979 GBP

Starting at kr10999 NOK

Starting at kr11499 SEK

200 Standard, Plus and Deluxe models offer three tiers of musical inspiration and a diverse collection visual styles.

300

Series Guitars

Starting at $1799 USD

Starting at C$2399 CAD

Starting at SFr.2299 CHF

Starting at kr15799 DKK

Starting at 2099 EUR

Starting at £1879 GBP

Starting at kr20999 NOK

Starting at kr21999 SEK

Two tonewood combinations give the 300 Series wide-ranging musical versatility, offering choices for virtually every player.

400

Series Guitars

Starting at $2799 USD

Starting at C$3699 CAD

Starting at SFr.3079 CHF

Starting at kr20999 DKK

Starting at 2799 EUR

Starting at £2529 GBP

Starting at kr27999 NOK

Starting at kr29299 SEK

Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce deliver balanced, adaptable tone that can perform across different playing styles.

600

Series Guitars

Starting at $3499 USD

Starting at C$4899 CAD

Starting at SFr.4399 CHF

Starting at kr29799 DKK

Starting at 3999 EUR

Starting at £3599 GBP

Starting at kr39999 NOK

Starting at kr41999 SEK

Big Leaf maple and torrefied Sitka spruce serve up highly adaptable tone that showcases each player's technique.

700

Series Guitars

Starting at $2999 USD

Starting at C$3999 CAD

Starting at SFr.3729 CHF

Starting at kr25299 DKK

Starting at 3399 EUR

Starting at £3049 GBP

Starting at kr33999 NOK

Starting at kr35799 SEK

Select-grade Hawaiian koa serves up a lively punch with rich midrange sparkle and a raw, natural feel.

800

Series Guitars

Starting at $3699 USD

Starting at C$5199 CAD

Rosewood and spruce yield a stunning blend of musical versatility, articulation and rich presence across the tonal spectrum.

900

Series Guitars

Starting at $5499 USD

Starting at C$7399 CAD

Starting at SFr.6829 CHF

Starting at kr46299 DKK

Starting at 6199 EUR

Starting at £5579 GBP

Starting at kr61999 NOK

Starting at kr64999 SEK

Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce with V-Class bracing make for a distinctively bold voice with incredible tonal balance.

Koa

Series Guitars

Starting at $5299 USD

Starting at C$6999 CAD

Starting at SFr.5829 CHF

Starting at kr39499 DKK

Starting at 5299 EUR

Starting at £4779 GBP

Starting at kr52999 NOK

Starting at kr55499 SEK

Hawaiian koa's sparkling, bold musical response is famous for improving with time, giving these guitars a multigenerational appeal.

Presentation

Series Guitars

Starting at $9999 USD

Starting at C$12629 CAD

Starting at SFr.10999 CHF

Starting at kr74799 DKK

Starting at 9999 EUR

Starting at £8999 GBP

Starting at kr99999 NOK

Starting at kr104999 SEK

Honduran rosewood and sinker redwood serve up incredible tonal warmth and complexity complemented by artful aesthetic details.

GS Mini

Series Guitars

Starting at $599 USD

Starting at C$799 CAD

Starting at SFr.699 CHF

Starting at kr4799 DKK

Starting at 649 EUR

Starting at £589 GBP

Starting at kr6499 NOK

Starting at kr6799 SEK

Solid tops, a comfortable feel and a spontaneous musical personality put GS Mini guitars in a class of their own.

Big Baby

Series Guitars

Starting at $499 USD

Starting at C$669 CAD

Starting at SFr.549 CHF

Starting at kr3799 DKK

Starting at 499 EUR

Starting at £459 GBP

Starting at kr4999 NOK

Starting at kr5299 SEK

With plenty of power and a comfortable frame, the Big Baby Taylor is ideal for impromptu playing sessions, songwriting and more.

Baby Taylor

Series Guitars

Starting at $399 USD

Starting at C$519 CAD

Starting at SFr.429 CHF

Starting at kr2999 DKK

Starting at 399 EUR

Starting at £359 GBP

Starting at kr3999 NOK

Starting at kr4299 SEK

Not sure what's the best Taylor guitar for you?

There's a Taylor for every player, whether you're a beginner or a pro. Explore the Taylor line by body shape and tonewood to find the right combination of feel and sound for you.

Shapes

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Tonewoods

Premium tonewoods offer a range of tonal flavors and sound profiles.

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