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Taylor 500 Series 510ce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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With dreadnought power, rich mid-range, access to the upper register and the Taylor Expression System 2, the spruce and mahogany Taylor's 500 Series ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Taylor quality, complexity and power with natural sounding electronics.
With dreadnought power, rich mid-range, access to the upper register and the Taylor Expression System 2, the spruce and mahogany Taylor's 500 Series 510ce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a full, well-defined presence. Includes case.
Engelmann Spruce/Tropical Mahogany
The Taylor 510ce is constructed of tropical mahogany back and sides with an Engelmann spruce top for a complex tone.
In 1997 Bob Taylor re-designed the Taylor Dreadnought by softening the curves at the top and bottom, refining its overall shape. The 510ce acoustic-electric responds well to flatpicking as well as light-to-heavy strumming.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (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 proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), 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.
Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to "bounce" up and down. But Taylor's electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets "locked down" due to the string tension's downward pressure. That's why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.
The saddle's natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor's design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar's energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three pickup sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle.
Like the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.
- Type/Shape: 6-String Dreadnought
- Back and sides: tropical American mahogany
- Top: western Engelmann spruce
- Soundhole rosette: abalone
- Neck: tropical American mahogany
- Fretboard: ebony
- Fretboard inlay: small pearl dots
- Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
- Binding: Indian rosewood
- Bridge: ebony
- Nut and saddle: Tusq
- Tuning machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir medium gauge strings with NANOWEB Coating
- Scale length: 25 1/2"
- Truss rod: adjustable
- Neck width at nut: 1 3/4"
- Number of frets: 20
- Fretboard radius: 15"
- Bracing: standard II (forward shifted pattern)
- Finish: gloss
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2
- Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
Enjoy improved Taylor tone with ES2 electronics. Order today.
500 Series 510ce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- Body width: 16"
Body depth: 4 5/8"
Body length: 20"
Overall length: 41"
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