2015 Taylor 522CE Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar

If you're a blog follower, you know by now that I admire Taylors for their innovation-first attitude. The neck joints reset in minutes, they're cut and assembled with extreme precision, and they're very easy to live with. It also helps that they sound pretty spiff, too, though I wouldn't ever call their tone "vintagey." It's much more balanced than old-school guitars for the most part.

This 522CE seems like it was built to attack my "vintage tone" brain, however. It's got all of that woody, scooped-highs/lows, mids-forward, retro-sound goodness that I want to hear out of something like an old Martin 00-17 or the like. It sounds excellent to my folksy ears. I also like the looks -- the white trim on the mahogany background is a nice choice.

Anyhow, this one is in on consignment and it's essentially new save for a few tiny dings and scratches here and there. It's playing spot-on and is ready to go.

Repairs included: a quick level/dress of the frets and a setup.

  • Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz
  • Scale length: 24 7/8"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Neck shape: slim-medium C/very soft oval/V
  • Board radius: 16"
  • Body width: 15"
  • Body depth: 4 1/8"
  • Top wood: solid mahogany
  • Back & sides wood: solid mahogany
  • Bracing type: x
  • Bridge: ebony
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 54w-12 lights
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: medium

Condition notes: it's very clean and almost as-new save for a little playwear near the soundhole and a few very tiny dings and scratches here and there on the body.

It comes with: an original Taylor hard case.

Consignor tag: JW