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Taylor 500 Series 2015 522 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

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Taylor's mahogany-top 500 models, like this 2015 522 Grand Concert Acoustic - with their focused midrange punch - have made a big impression on playe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile acoustic with all-solid mahogany tone.

Taylor's mahogany-top 500 models, like this 2015 522 Grand Concert Acoustic - with their focused midrange punch - have made a big impression on players. The natural compression of the mahogany top can handle the liveliest of pickers and strummers, and responds well to players with a strong rhythm attack. And because of its strong fundamental tonal character, it behaves well with other instruments in a stage or recording context.

The 2015 522 Grand Concert comes in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
Taylor's Grand Concert is slightly smaller that its 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. 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 Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Solid 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: East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Taylor nickel with nickel buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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