Taylor 522ce 12-fret Electro Acoustic Guitar
Taking playability to another level, this Taylor 522ce boasts a slinkier handfeel along with a surprisingly warm and powerful voice. The 522ce 12-Fret features a Grand Concert body style, a smaller shape ideal for fingerstyle. The body is made from all tropical mahogany, producing an extremely warm sound with earthy tones and excellent clarity and focus. The neck is made from mahogany too, with a 24-7/8-inch scale length which condenses the fret spacing and reduces the string tension. Combined with the more central bridge position on the lower bout, this enables the top to pump out a stronger response. The fingerboard is made from sleek ebony with the neck joining the body at the 12th fret rather than the more common 14th, which further adds to the overall comfort of playing. The 522ce is of course fitted with Taylor's groundbreaking Expression System 2 electronics. This behind-the-saddle pickup accurately amplifies the natural tone of the instrument, not just the sound of a pickup. The 522ce also features a shaded edge burst body and neck, faux tortoiseshell binding, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay.