Taylor 524CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar with V-Class Bracing, ES2 Pickup & Hardshell Case
This all-mahogany cutaway Grand Auditorium enjoys a sonic upgrade with addition of V-Class bracing. Mahogany typically delivers a focused sound with a full midrange, and a hardwood top like mahogany adds a natural compression to the response, helping to create a balanced articulation across the tonal spectrum, which benefits lively strummers. The V-Class treatment allows those sounds to flourish with greater volume, longer sustain, and more harmonic agreement between notes, which helps chords sing in a whole new way. A shaded edgeburst around the body and neck adds a vintage treatment to the dark, rich-grained mahogany, and the top has been left pickguard-free to preserve the rootsy character of the wood. Understated appointments include grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlays with a new peghead inlay, faux tortoise shell binding, and a faux tortoise/ivoroid rosette. The guitar comes equipped with our proprietary ES2 electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Grand Auditorium Shape - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Tropical Mahogany Top Woods - The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.
Tropical Mahogany Body Woods - A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Venetian Cutaway - The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: Tortoise
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Century
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None