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Taylor 500 Series 2016 526ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Versatile body shape for all styles of players with solid tropical mahogany top and body and high-quality electronics.

Taylor's mahogany-top 500 models, like this 500 Series 2016 526ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar - 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 500 Series 2016 526ce Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

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.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
  • Ideal for pickers and strummers Venetian cutaway Onboard ES2 electronics All-solid tropical mahogany top and body

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid tropical mahogany
  • Back and sides: Solid tropical mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard III 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: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor gold with gold buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq Ivory color plastic
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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