Taylor 522e 12-Fret Shaded Edge Burst
Taylor’s compact Grand Concert 12-fret guitars deliver a uniquely inspiring playing experience. The shorter 12-fret neck and 24-7/8-inch scale length create a slinky handfeel that makes fretting and bending strings easier, and the different bridge placement articulates the top in a way that produces a remarkably powerful voice for a small body. This year’s model features the addition of V-Class bracing, which pairs beautifully with this all-mahogany body for clarity, power, and sustain, along with the focus and warmth inherent to this popular tonewood. The V-Class design also puts the top more in tune with the strings, which improves the intonation across the entire fretboard, eliminating sour notes and creating a more balanced tonal output between fretted and open strings. The hardwood mahogany top also helps smooth out a player’s attack for a more consistent tonal response across the frequency spectrum. Noteworthy aesthetic touches include a shaded edgeburst body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. With Taylor’s onboard ES2 pickup and preamp, all your expressive playing nuances will translate into your amplified sound. This Grand Concert guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Concert Shape - A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
Tropical Mahogany Top Wood - The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.
Tropical Mahogany Body Wood - A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Non-cutaway - The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Scale Length 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
Number of Frets 18
Tuners Taylor Slot Head
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length 19 1/2"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4 3/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
Top Finish Gloss
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish None
Rosette Size Single Ring
Bridge Inlay None
Back/Side Finish Gloss
Armrest Binding None
Backstrap Wood None
Rosette Mat. Ivoroid
Stain/Sunburst Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay Century
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint Scarf
Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Heel Length 3-1/4"
Peghead Finish Gloss
Peghead Binding None
Peghead Type Slot Head
Peghead Purfling None
Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay None
Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid
Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim None
*Models are subject to change without notice.