Taylor 516ce - Mahogany back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Lutz Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Natural
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The One You've Been Waiting for

Take Bob Taylor's masterful Grand Symphony body shape, add in the tonewood cocktail of tropical mahogany back and sides, and a Lutz spruce top (a hybrid with a tonal resemblance to Adirondack), and you've got one gorgeous guitar: the Taylor 516ce. This acoustic-electric's midrange projection is bookended by a beefy low end and clear treble, while the top - bolstered by Taylor's Performance bracing - fortifies the instrument's sonic gusto. Sweetwater guitarists are in love with this highly playable beauty. Its impeccable 500 Series appointments look stunning under stage lights, and the amplified signal from the Expression System 2 electronics is flawless. The Taylor 516ce. This is the one you've been waiting for.

Taylor 516ce Features:
  • Grand Symphony 6-string acoustic-electric guitar
  • Mahogany back and sides deliver robust midrange focus
  • Sitka spruce top adds sparkle and zing
  • Elegant Venetian cutaway provides upper-register access
  • Faux tortoise shell rosette, pickguard, and binding
  • Ivoroid Century fretboard inlay
  • Taylor ES2 Electronics
The Taylor 516ce: You're going to love this guitar!

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Tech Specs

Series 500
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Lutz Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Performance Bracing
Binding Tortoise
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Century
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16.25"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics ES2
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 516ce

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