Taylor's all-mahogany 500 Series 2015 522e ES 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar blends mahogany's meaty midrange character with the focused sound of a smaller body. The short-scale (24-7/8 in.) neck also makes fretting easier. The 500 Series 2015 522e ES 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar includes a deluxe hardshell case ma... Click To Read More About This Product
Taylor's all-mahogany 500 Series 2015 522e ES 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar blends mahogany's meaty midrange character with the focused sound of a smaller body. The short-scale (24-7/8 in.) neck also makes fretting easier.
The 500 Series 2015 522e ES 12-Fret Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar includes a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
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.
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.
The Taylor Expression System (ES) — a groundbreaking concept in acoustic guitar amplification. It combines a state-of-the-art pickup system with a “professional audio”- quality preamp. Taylor Guitars developed proprietary sensing technology for the ES, utilizing the guitar’s entire soundboard to create a network of magnetic, surface-sensing microphones. A strategically-placed Dynamic Body Sensor captures vibrations in the top of the guitar. A patented Dynamic String Sensor mounted beneath the fretboard measures string vibrations and converts them into an electronic signal. The advanced design is seamlessly integrated into your guitar, allowing for total control with three unobtrusive, side-mounted knobs. Your guitar’s natural tone will sing loud, clear and true. The Taylor ES is designed to be plugged-in using a standard quarter-inch guitar cable, which will work in every circumstance: with an acoustic guitar amplifier, a standard direct box, or any other guitar-ready application. The ES also is designed to be “Pro Ready,” which means it can be plugged directly into a “balanced line level input” such as an input on a mixer using a TRS to XLR cable. The result is a higher signal level, which translates into the ability to drive long cable distances without any frequency loss, due to the low impedance of the system. With this application, you can plug directly into a stage snake or recording/mixing console without the use of a direct box.
Body type: Grand Concert/OO
Top wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
Back & sides: Solid Mahogany
Bracing pattern: 12-fret bracing
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
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: 18
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Dynamic body sensor and dynamic string sensor
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: On/Off switch for body sensor
Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
Tuning machines: Taylor slotted with synthetic ivory buttons
Bridge: Genuine African ebony
Saddle & nut: Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: None
Case: Deluxe hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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