Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric w/Cutaway, Shaded Edgeburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Mahogany Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Tropical Mahogany
Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric w/Cutaway, Shaded Edgeburst image 1
Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric w/Cutaway, Shaded Edgeburst image 1
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Mahogany Acoustic-electric with Cutaway

Experience a new spin on the signature Taylor tone with this all-mahogany Grand Auditorium 524ce. The 524ce is exceptionally rich sounding thanks to an all-mahogany design with solid tropical mahogany for its top, back, sides, and neck. The 524ce 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 with the Taylor response you know and love in the Taylor 524ce acoustic-electric guitar.

Taylor 524ce Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Grand Auditorium body style gives you exceptional treble zing
  • Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
Grand Auditorium body style gives you exceptional treble zing

Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 524e, employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought. But, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand-Auditorium-bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble zing. The body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the 524e Grand Auditorium is a great choice for nearly every playing style.

Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design

Mahogany is known for its rich harmonics, complex lows, and controlled midrange. The 524ce 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 524ce 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 524ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Grand Auditorium design
  • 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
  • Smooth Venetian cutaway for upper-fret access
  • 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 524ce acoustic guitar for yourself!

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Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Series 500
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Single cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Shaded Edgeburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Tropical Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Tropical Mahogany
Body Bracing Performance Bracing
Binding Faux tortise shell
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Centrury
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.87"
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics ES2
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 524ce

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Mahogany Dream

Very nice to play and sounds really sweet. 5 stars...

An Absolute Gem!

I bought this guitar when it was first released, and I wanted to play it for a couple of months before I reviewed it. This is the most beautiful guitar that I have ever owned, and the sound that it creates is breath taking. I have always wanted a solid mahogany guitar, and I am so glad that I waited to purchase this one. I have played a Martin OMCPA4 for the past 3 years, and this guitar blows it out of the water in every aspect. It has a rich, full tone that sounds beautiful plugged in, and I am very pleased with the ES2 electronics. It was set up, in tune, and ready to play right out of the box. I love the Elixir HD strings, and the hardshell case is top of the line. I also cannot say enough about the fantastic customer service. Matt M. was my sales person and he was great. I ordered this guitar on Monday around 3 p.m. and it arrived at my front door early Wednesday afternoon. Sweetwater is the only place that I will do business with from this point forward because their customer service is unmatched. If you are looking for a guitar that you will cherish for the rest of your life, this is the one!
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars