Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Tropical Mahogany Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Tropical Mahogany Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

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  • $2,999.00
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Description & Specs

Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium Neo-Tropical Mahogany
The Taylor 524ce Grand Auditorium neo-tropical mahogany cutaway feature heightened touch sensitivity, plus more focused fundamental frequencies around the midrange, which is ideal for a guitar player who sings and plays at the same time. Boasting a modern feel and articulate response, plus the balanced highs and supportive lows of the brand’s flagship, medium-sized body shape, fit for any playing style—as well as a contoured cutaway allowing easy access to the upper frets—Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide additional tonal control and responsiveness. 

500 Series Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Taylor’s 500 series all-mahogany instruments offer players heightened touch sensitivity, plus more focused fundamental frequencies around the midrange, resulting in a meatier tone and providing a naturally compressed sound around the center of the EQ that’s ideal for a guitar player who sings and plays at the same time.

Grand Auditorium Cutaway
The brand’s flagship body shape, the Taylor Grand Auditorium’s medium size offers balanced highs and supportive lows, making it a versatile choice that’s fit for nearly any playing style. Boasting bold, balanced tone, the Taylor Grand Auditorium provides vibrant, well-defined sound across the entire tonal spectrum, thanks to a more tapered waist than a traditional dreadnought, making the Taylor Grand Auditorium the Swiss Army Knife of Taylor’s body shapes.

Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output? 
A: Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers. 

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Auditorium features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment,  resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy. 

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. 


Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16”
Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Tortoise
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.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain with Shaded Edge Burst
Wedge: None
Armrest: No

Neck Width: 1-3/4”
Fretboard Inlay: Century
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2”

Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Bridge Pins: Ebony
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None

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