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Taylor 522E 12-Fret V-Class

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Taylor’s compact Grand Concert 12-fret guitars deliver a uniquely inspiring playing experience. The shorter 12-fret neck and 24-7/8-inch scale length create a slinky handfeel that makes fretting and bending strings easier, and the different bridge placement articulates the top in a way that produces a remarkably powerful voice for a small body. This year’s model features the addition of V-Class bracing, which pairs beautifully with this all-mahogany body for clarity, power, and sustain, along with the focus and warmth inherent to this popular tonewood. The V-Class design also puts the top more in tune with the strings, which improves the intonation across the entire fretboard, eliminating sour notes and creating a more balanced tonal output between fretted and open strings. The hardwood mahogany top also helps smooth out a player’s attack for a more consistent tonal response across the frequency spectrum. Noteworthy aesthetic touches include a shaded edgeburst body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. With Taylor’s onboard ES2 pickup and preamp, all your expressive playing nuances will translate into your amplified sound. This Grand Concert guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.

Specs

Highlights

Scale Length: 24-7/8"

Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle

Bracing: V-Class

Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic

Pickguard: None

Number of Frets: 18

Tuners: Taylor Slot Head

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light

Body Length: 19 1/2"

Body Width: 15"

Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Body

Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony

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.: Ivoroid

Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst

Wedge: None

Armrest: no

Neck

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Century

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony

Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/4"

Peghead

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Slot Head

Peghead Purfling: None

Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony

Peghead Inlay: None

Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Other

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony

Buttons: Ebony

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None

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