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Taylor 522 All-Mahogany Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

This smaller-bodied Taylor Grand Concert acoustic delivers big projection and tight, direct, balanced tone, thanks to its unique all-mahogany top and body. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Grand Concert body shape Small shape for intimate, focused sound
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany top Warm tone with long sustain
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble

A Slightly Smaller, More Understated Taylor Acoustic

The Taylor Grand Concert 522 guitar is a spectacular all-mahogany instrument with a shorter neck scale, and the slightly smaller dimensions of the Taylor Grand Concert body style. It has a smooth and balanced voice that is clear, without being too forward or punchy. This small-bodied steel-string acoustic is ideal for blues, country or ragtime picking.

A Slightly More Understated Shape and Sound

The Grand Concert body was debuted by Taylor in 1984 to present a subtler sound and feel for acoustic fingerstyle players. With a smaller scale and body size, Grand Concert guitars like the 522 deliver less of the pronounced overtones and dark colors that characterize dreadnought bodies and other bigger guitars.

A Delight To Play

The Grand Concert 522's smaller 24 7/8-inch scale length feels awesome, and is believed by many to be more comfortable to play when you're sitting down. The neck width, however, is slightly wider than some of Taylor's other guitars, making more room for your fingers to wrap around complex chords and fingerings. All this makes it a great instrument to bring onto the stage with you. But don't think it won't shine in the studio -- under the mic, the Taylor 522 will transmit all of its subtlety perfectly into the mix with other instruments.

X-Braced For Perfectly Balanced Sound

Like the rest of Taylor's steel-string guitars, the 522 benefits from Taylor's proprietary X-bracing design. This design balances the reinforcement of the guitar from the upper bout to the lower bout, and provides consistent rigidity around the soundhole -- perhaps the most challenging aspect of acoustic guitar building. The bracing on the 522 is Taylor's Standard II design, which shifts the X closer to the soundhole, and incorporates a relief rout that allows more of the top to vibrate -- yielding a richer and deeper tone.

Handsome, Too

The Taylor 522's all-mahogany body results in an exceptionally attractive instrument. Its distinctive appointments include a black pickguard, ivoroid binding and rosette, and an ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. The chrome tuning pegs are Taylor-made, ensuring excellent intonation hold and efficient tune-ups.

Features:

- All-mahogany design
- Grand Concert body design
- Standard II X-bracing
- Black pickguard
- Ivoroid binding and rosette
- Ivoroid Century fretboard inlay
- Taylor-made tuning machines

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- Shape: Grand Concert
- Number of Strings: 6
- Back/Side Wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 24-7/8"
- Top Wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
- Body Length: 19 1/2"
- Body Width: 15"
- Body Depth: 4 3/8"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Century
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Taylor Chrome
- Truss Rod: Cover Ebony
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Pickguard: Black
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Number of Frets: 20
- Armrest Binding :None
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Light
- Buttons: Chrome
- Edge Trim: None
- Filler (Body) : Brown
- Filler (Neck) : Brown
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Heel Cap Binding: Ivoroid
- Heel length: 3-1/4"
- Peghead Finish: Satin
- Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead Logo: Ivoroid
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Rosette: Mat. Ivoroid
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

Taylor's all-mahogany Grand Concert 522 yields a smooth, balanced, easy-going character that will work well for blues, country and ragtime picking, with the added playing comfort of a short-scale (24-7/8-inch) neck. Distinctive appointments include a black pickguard, ivoroid binding and rosette, and an ivoroid Century fretboard inlay.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar - strange set up"
Overall: The guitar looks and sounds amazing, like most of the Taylors I own. It came set up a little high for my taste, which was an easy fix, because it was just a neck-bow. The way the saddle is made/set has the high e string seated MUCH lower than the other 5... so getting consistent action is going to be a bit of a pain.
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