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Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar - A Blend of Warmth and Elegance


Dive into the rich, warm tones of the Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway, a guitar that combines the aesthetic charm of mahogany with cutting-edge acoustic technology. This all-mahogany acoustic-electric model, adorned with elegant ebony binding, presents an inviting palette for musicians who appreciate a guitar that sounds as good as it looks.


Guitar Condition:

  • Minor blemishes: Includes a 1/2-inch ding on the rear of the body and a 2-inch hairline scratch near the bottom output jack. A few minor surface scratches are present.
  • The original Taylor hard case shows wear on one outer corner but remains in excellent condition otherwise.


Luthier Insights:

  • Weight: Approximately 5.2 lbs, making it comfortable for extended playing sessions.
  • Neck Condition: Perfect alignment with no fret buzz; frets are like new without any sharp edges.
  • Playability: Features a snugly fitting output cable and high-functioning tuning heads, control knobs, and electronics. The guitar has been Plek'd and factory set up for medium action, ensuring it stays well-tuned and intonates beautifully.


Sound & Features:

  • Wood: Crafted entirely from tropical mahogany for both the top and body, enhancing the guitar’s natural compression and focusing on the midrange tones.
  • Bracing: Equipped with Taylor’s V-Class bracing for increased volume, sustain, and harmonic alignment, enriching the overall acoustic quality.
  • Aesthetics: Features a shaded edgeburst finish around the body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding, and grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlays, all contributing to its vintage yet refined look.
  • Electronics: Comes with Taylor’s proprietary Expression System 2 electronics, perfect for capturing its dynamic range in amplified performances.


Specifications Overview:

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut and Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: None, to maintain the integrity of the mahogany top
  • Fret Count: 20
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Body Dimensions: Length - 20", Width - 16", Depth - 4 5/8"
  • Top Finish: Gloss, enhancing the wood’s natural beauty
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel for reliable tuning stability
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light, known for their vibrant tone


Our Take:

The Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway is designed to deliver a sonically pleasing experience, ideal for both spirited strumming and delicate fingerpicking. Its comprehensive features make it a standout choice for serious musicians aiming to add a versatile and beautiful instrument to their collection. Step up, play, and let every note you strike resonate with Taylor's unmistakable quality and soul.

Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar with Electronics

SKU: 67117
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