500 Series

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Our 500 Series starts with a foundation of mahogany — loved for its dry, woody, focused response — and branches out with top options of cedar, mahogany or, with the Builder’s Edition 517e, torrefied Sitka spruce.

Mahogany boasts a storied heritage as a tonewood for acoustic guitars, favored by players for its woody response and dry, focused quality that emphasizes the fundamental note, especially with meaty midrange frequencies. In the Taylor 500 Series, we combine solid neo-tropical mahogany backs and sides with tops of Western Red cedar, mahogany or torrefied Sitka spruce (Builder’s Edition models), offering a mix of bold voices in a range of body shapes to accommodate different playing styles and musical applications. With V-Class bracing to boost volume, sustain and pitch accuracy, these guitars serve up an appealing blend of projection, midrange presence and warmth.

500 Series

  • Back/Sides Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Top Neo-Tropical Mahogany, Western Red Cedar, Torrefied Sitka Spruce
  • Finish Gloss 6.0 (Mahogany-Top Models: Shaded Edgeburst)
  • Rosette Single-Ring Faux Tortoiseshell & Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Century
  • Body Edge Treatment Faux Tortoiseshell Binding

Available Models

512ce

500 Series

A fingerstylist’s dream, Taylor’s mahogany/cedar Grand Concert 512ce packs stunning warmth and midrange presence into a comfortable, player-friendly package.

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512ce 12-Fret

500 Series

This fingerstyle dream blends the physical comfort of our compact Grand Concert body, the warm and responsive voice of mahogany topped with cedar, and the slinky handfeel of the 12-fret, 24-7/8-inch scale length neck into an effortlessly expressive 6-string.

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522ce

500 Series

Newly enhanced with our game-changing V-Class bracing design, this all-mahogany cutaway Grand Concert packs plenty of mahogany’s signature midrange warmth and focus into a lap-friendly body size.

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522e 12-Fret

500 Series

Taylor’s compact Grand Concert 12-fret guitars deliver a uniquely inspiring playing experience.

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522ce 12-Fret

500 Series

Like Taylor’s other 12-fret models, this all-mahogany Grand Concert takes playability to another level with a slinky handfeel on the strings and a surprisingly warm and powerful voice.

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562ce

500 Series

Taylor’s Grand Concert 12-strings reaffirm Taylor’s heritage of easy-playing double course instruments thanks to a lap-friendly body size, a 12-fret neck, and a 24-7/8-inch scale length.

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514ce

500 Series

Cedar’s warm midrange overtones and quick response make it a coveted top wood among fingerstylists and other players with a lighter touch.

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524ce

500 Series

This all-mahogany cutaway Grand Auditorium enjoys a sonic upgrade with addition of V-Class bracing.

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Builder’s Edition 517e

500 Series

Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’s sonic palette.

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Builder’s Edition 517e WHB

500 Series

A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e.

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