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Taylor 500 Series 2015 512 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar  

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Taylor's 500 Series is a favorite of players who enjoy the sound and look of tropical mahogany back and sides. The 500 Series 2015 512 Grand Concert ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sitka/tropical mahogany pairing in a body ideal for fingerstyle players.

Taylor's 500 Series is a favorite of players who enjoy the sound and look of tropical mahogany back and sides. The 500 Series 2015 512 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar is unique in that its sound board (top) is made of solid Sitka spruce instead of western red cedar which is the typical spec for the series. The 500 Series 2015 512 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar evokes a refined, rootsy charm that will satisfy players looking for an inspiring musical tool.

The 2015 512 comes with a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
The 500 Series 2015 512 Grand Concert is slightly smaller that a Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. The Grand Concert pairs well with both 14-fret and 12-fret neck-to-body construction, and offers an articulate voice with top-end chime. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flatpickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. For the back and sides, tropical mahogany is known for a meaty midrange featuring a strong fundamental without adding a lot of ringing overtones. It responds well to players with a strong attack who like dry, earthy, lo-fi sounds. It has a natural compression that smooths out strumming and picking technique. Mahogany's clear and direct tonal character makes it a great option for playing and standing out among other instruments.


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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Concert/OO
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II (Forward shift pattern) with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.87 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor nickel with nickel buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq with compensated tuning
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States  
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