Taylor All-Mahogany 524 First Edition - A/E Cutaway Grand Auditorium No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Tropical Mahogany Top, Back, and Sides; and Onboard Electronics - Natural Gloss
Item ID: 524ce1stEd

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Taylor All-Mahogany 524 First Edition - A/E Cutaway Grand Auditorium
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A Celebration of Mahogany

Finger or flatpicked, the Taylor 524 First Edition acoustic-electric guitar gives you beautifully balanced, clear tone. Session acoustic guitarists tend to prefer mahogany as a tonewood, because it delivers a focused sound that sits well in a mix without needing extensive processing. This superb, all-mahogany axe delivers pure notes without complex overtones. A strong, direct sound with natural compression that's perfect for a variety of applications. This guitar is sheer magic in the studio, and its onboard Expression System electronics serve up flawless sound onstage. Get major musical versatility with Taylor's 524 First Edition.

Taylor All-Mahogany 524 First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Taylor's Grand Auditorium body style
  • Renowned Taylor Expression System electronics
  • Beautiful, durable Taylor finish
Taylor's Grand Auditorium body style

Taylor's 524 First Edition sports Taylor's Grand Auditorium body style, which gives you the width and depth of a dreadnought but with a narrower waist. This sleek design not only gives you extreme playing comfort whether seated or standing, it yields a strong, clear treble and a lively zing across the tonal spectrum, as well as sharpening the definition of your individual notes. A favorite of fingerpickers, the Grand Auditorium also responds beautifully to flatpicked strumming.

Renowned Taylor Expression System electronics

Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Taylor 524 First Edition's Expression System uses patented Dynamic Sensors to capture both top and string vibration with incredible detail. The Taylor Expression System was created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer Rupert Neve. Unlike standard onboard electronics, the Taylor Expression System is seamlessly integrated into the instrument from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor or can be set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.

Beautiful, durable Taylor finish

The lustrous finish used on the 524 First Edition was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra-violet-cured polyester finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes. You get the feel and tonal advantages of traditional nitrocellulose lacquer, with the durability of a modern finish. The remarkable thinness of the finish allows the wood to resonate more freely for superior tone. It's also clearer than lacquer and won't yellow over time, which is a common problem with nitro finishes as they age. The Taylor finish gives you the best of both worlds.

Taylor 524 First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Grand Auditorium body style delivers dreadnought-like projection with a more expressive upper register
  • Comfortable, graceful Venetian cutaway gives you easy access to upper frets
  • Tropical mahogany top, back, sides, for clear and focused tone
  • Black pickguard, ivoroid binding
  • Century peghead and fingerboard inlays
  • CV bracing
  • Expression System electronics
  • Custom First Edition label
  • Custom First Edition case with custom case plate
Realize the tonal benefits of mahogany, with the Taylor 524 First Edition!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 524ce 1st Edition

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars