Taylor 522e 12-fret - Shaded Edgeburst, Mahogany back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Mahogany Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Tropical Mahogany
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Compact Mahogany Acoustic-electric Guitar

The Taylor 522ce guitar brings you classic Taylor playability and signature Taylor tone in a small-bodied Grand Concert design. The 522 is exceptionally rich sounding thanks to an all-mahogany design with solid tropical mahogany for its top, back, sides, and neck. And the 522ce comes equipped with Expression System 2 electronics to capture every nuance of your playing when you're plugged in at the coffee shop, onstage at the club, or tracking at the studio. Get the sweet sound of mahogany in a compact and travel-friendly size with the Taylor 522ce acoustic-electric guitar.

Taylor 522ce Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance
  • Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Comfortable Grand Concert body style provides excellent tonal balance

One of Taylor's most comfortable body styles, the 522ce's smaller-than-average Grand Concert shape is the perfect fit for anyone looking for a more manageable instrument. Its compact body and neck make the 522ce a particularly good fit for fingerstylists and players who have a shorter reach.

Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design

Mahogany is known for its rich harmonics, complex lows, and controlled midrange. The 522ce sports an all-mahogany build - top, back, sides, and neck - with an ebony fretboard and bridge for exceptional note detail and attack to complement its mellow tonal signature. A dark stain gives the tropical mahogany top a moody look to match its complex sound.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the natural-sounding Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics onboard the 522ce acoustic guitar. This system features a three-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar's saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 522ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Grand Concert guitar with shorter-scale neck
  • All-mahogany top, back, sides, and neck for exceptionally rich, deep tone
  • Warm, full tone that's perfect for rhythm and mellow lead playing
  • Ebony fretboard enhances clarity and note definition
  • Open headstock design
  • Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics provide natural sound reproduction and a high dynamic range
  • Balanced output for noise-free amplification
  • Classic Taylor design and build
  • Hardshell case included
Experience the rich, complex, and dark tones of the Taylor 522ce acoustic guitar for yourself!

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Tech Specs

Series 500
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert 12-Fret
Left-/Right-handed Righ-handed
Color Shaded Edgeburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Tropical Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Tropical Mahogany
Body Bracing Performance Bracing
Binding Tortise
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Century
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 24.87"
Tuning Machines Taylor Slot Head
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Body Length 19.5"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.375"
Electronics ES2
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 522e-12 Fret

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By far one of Taylor's best

This guitar is more than I expected. From top to bottom it just has a factor about it that other guitars, including other Taylor guitars, don't have. Taylor craftsmanship is unmatched and the quality can be felt and heard through every strum. I can tell I'm going to enjoy this guitar more than expected. As always, Sweetwater service matched the quality of the product. Thanks for the help, Jed!
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