- Grand Auditorium body profile is versatile for strummers and fingerpickers alike
- Forward shifted bracing pattern with relief rout
- Tropical mahogany body with medium brown stain finish
- Tropical mahogany neck with satin finish has a sumptuous playing feel
- Ebony fingerboard with century position inlays
- Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics produce articulate amplified output
- Includes Taylor deluxe hardshell brown case for added protection
The outstanding reputation that Taylor has built with regard to the fine instruments they produce, has been through tireless dedication to perfecting their craft. The 524e electro-acoustic guitar is a perfect example of what they can do; combining superb tonewoods, solid build quality and electronics system that compliments the timbre of the guitar excellently.
The body shape of the 524e is arguably the most versatile body shape Taylor has designed, the Grand Auditorium. Renowned for its all-purpose characteristics, this shape is snug enough to be comfortably played by anyone, whilst the power produced is extraordinary. Whether you're a soloist or perform as part of an ensemble, a fingerstyle player or a strummer, the Grand Auditorium is suited to any musical and playing style. This is an excellent shape if you're a session musician, or simply someone who wants a guitar that covers all bases with the greatest of ease.
The Taylor 524e body has been crafted from Tropical Mahogany, chosen due to its exquisite tonal balance and articulation. Noted for having a strong midrange power, working in combination with the Grand Auditorium body shape, the 524e has a well-developed and linear tonal response, handling low-end clout, midrange power and high-end sparkle with absolute clarity.
The body has been given a gloss finish to protect from unwanted nicks and scrapes that come through playing. It also enables the guitar to cope with changes in humidity and temperature capably, making this a fantastic touring and gigging partner.
The neck is also made from Tropical Mahogany, given it a reassuringly sturdy feel in the hand. Married to the Mahogany is a sumptuous Ebony fingerboard, giving a delightfully playable surface to navigate along. The Mahogany and Ebony combine perfectly to create a highly resonant platform for the strings, guaranteeing that every note rings out with the utmost clarity.
The 524e electro-benefits from Taylor's newly designed Expression System 2 (ES2), their behind-the-saddle pickup and custom-designed ""professional-audio""-grade preamp. As part of their never-ending quest for better tone, they shifted their usual 'under-the-saddle' design as they found that by placing the pickup behind-the-saddle, a less brittle, brash and synthetic sound could be captured. This means that no matter how aggressively you play, the natural warmth produced by the tonewoods rings out beautifully.
The control layout features the same volume and tone control knobs as on the original Expression System, with Taylor changing the gain structure of the preamp slightly to make it a little hotter. When playing live, this subtle adjustment gives the 524e the boost you need to be heard loud and clear.
High-quality hardware is used throughout to ensure a professional-level finish is achieved. Taylor nickel tuners work in partnership with the Tusq nut and Miscarta saddle to ensure tuning integrity, string tension and the string's connection to the body is perfectly maintained.
The impressive Taylor 524e also comes with its very own Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown case, perfect for transporting this beauty between your home, the studio and to gigs. If you're looking for a fantastic all-rounder that sounds as gorgeous as it looks, then this is the guitar for you!