Taylor 520e - Shaded Edgeburst, Mahogany back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Mahogany Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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This All-mahogany A/E Sounds Amazing

Thanks to its classic dreadnought shape and Advanced bracing, the Taylor 520e 6-string acoustic-electric guitar delivers seriously potent projection. This guitar's all-mahogany body yields unbelievable thickness, adding richness and warmth to everything you play. Dig into the 520e's fingerboard, and you'll create exquisite-sounding overtones. A highly playable ebony fingerboard with eye-catching grained ivoroid Century inlays tops a supremely comfortable V-carve neck. An Expression System 2 system ensures that the Taylor 520e 6-string acoustic-electric guitar delivers top-notch tone onstage.

Taylor 520e 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • All-mahogany body delivers amazing thickness and warmth
  • Classic dreadnought shape delivers excellent tone and volume
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
All-mahogany body delivers amazing thickness and warmth

At Sweetwater, we've found that the Taylor 520e's all-mahogany body not only looks stunning, it yields a thick, present midrange and exquisite-sounding overtones, especially when you dig into its fingerboard. Everything you play on the 520e is bathed in an organic warmth that sounds phenomenal. Right from the first strum, the 520e will make everybody sit up and take notice.

Classic dreadnought shape delivers excellent tone and volume

The powerful voice and unrivaled projection of the traditional dreadnought body style has made it the choice of strummers and flatpickers throughout history. The naturally deep lows, crisp highs, and open, airy midrange of Taylor's dreadnought body help to balance the 520e's tone, yielding a sound that's equally at home with traditional bluegrass as it is with modern acoustic rock.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into the 520e. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the 520e's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 520e 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • All-mahogany body delivers a thick, organic sound
  • Classic dreadnought tone with crisp highs and powerful lows
  • Performance Bracing yields a rich, vibrant voice
  • Ebony fingerboard provides phenomenal comfort and playability
  • Grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlays creates an eye-catching appearance
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
  • Shaded edge burst gloss finish offers protection and good looks
Your playing will stand out from the crowd with a Taylor 520e 6-string acoustic-electric guitar!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Taylor 520e Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Series 500
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Shaded Edge Burst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Tropical Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Tropical Mahogany
Body Bracing Performance Bracing
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Taylor
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Century
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.875"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics Expression System 2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium (.013-.056)
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 520e

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Taylor 520e

I have owned a Taylor 614ce, and still own a k12e L7 Limited. Thus 520 is a dread with beautiful slotted headstock, and a sweet looking dark burst. Plays with ease, has great bass, more balanced than the Spruce topped Taylors in my opinion. Loud, yet with clear note definition. Best sounding Taylor I have ever played. I have some higher acoustics (brazilian Bourgeios, Goodall) and this Taylor holds its own.
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