Taylor 512ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top with urban iron bark back and sides, this guitar is ideal for any player who loves fingerstyle and light strumming.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Urban Ironbark back and sides Powerful, yet balanced sound
V-Class bracing V-shaped design; excellent projection and sustain
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood

Sourced through Taylor's urban wood initiative, urban iron bark is destined to become a favorite among guitar players. Iron bark is dense, like ebony, and captures the sonic depth of rosewood accelerated to elevated heights. When paired with the torrefied Sitka Spruce top, you get a sound that is loud yet sweet with piano like fidelity and complexity.

The appointments of the 500 series capture the traditional aesthetic while adding touches to highlight the wood pairing. The back and sides get a light stain and a shaded edgeburst to highlight the beauty of the iron bark and are highlighted in a gloss finish for the body and satin finish for the neck. The 512ce features Aerial inlays on the fretboard and bridge, faux tortoise binding on the body, a single ring ab rosette with maple and black purfling, and Taylor nickel tuners.

Fingerstyle players will love the smaller body and 24 7/8" scale length. The guitar features Taylor's revolutionary V class bracing system, which helps increase volume and sustain while improving the natural intonation of the notes and comes equipped with Taylor's award winning ES2 active electronics.

The 512ce ships in a deluxe hard shell case.

-Scale Length: 24 7/8"
-Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut/White Micarta Saddle
-Bracing: V class
-Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
-Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
-Number of Frets: 20
-Tuners: Taylor Nickel
-Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
-Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light gauge
-Body Length: 19 1/2"
-Body Width: 15"
-Body Depth: 4 3/8"
-Binding on body: Faux Tortoise
-Top Finish: Gloss
-Rosette Size: Single ring bound
-Back and Sides Finish: Gloss
-Rosette Material: Green Abalone Shell
-Stain/Sunburst: Blackwood Stain with light Shaded Edge Burst entire guitar
-Neck Width: 1-3/4"
-Fretboard Inlay: Aerial Italian Acrylic
-Fretboard Binding: West African Ebony
-Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
-Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
-Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
-Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
-Neck Finish: Satin
-Heel Length: 3-1/4"
-Peghead Finish: Satin
-Peghead Type: Standard
-Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
-Peghead Logo: Faux Pearl, Italian Acrylic
-Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Urban Iron Bark
Shipping Weight: 21.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 512ce-22

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

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