I still remember years ago when Taylor first announced they'd be offering a small run of 12-fret all-mahogany guitars. I ordered two, sight unseen. I knew they were going to a be a hit. And they were—the 522 quickly became our bestselling Taylor (it has since been surpassed by the Academy models).
The looks have changed a bit over the years, but the easy playability of a 12-fret Grand Concert hasn't. The tone, to my ears, is a bit beefier but less balanced than those original two guitars I ordered. The Grand Concert body survives the V-class changeover nicely, with good ring—honestly a bit of a rarity on an all-mahogany guitar—and liveliness.
• Back and Sides: Tropical Mahogany
• Top: Tropical Mahogany
• Nut and Saddle: Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
• Scale length: 24 7/8"
• Nut width: 1 3/4"
• Lower bout: 15"
• Body length: 19 1/2"
• Tailblock depth: 4 3/8"
• Frets to body: 12
• Bracing: V-Class
• Finish: Gloss
• Binding: Ebony
• Fretboard: Ebony
• Fretboard Inlay: Century
• Tuners: Taylor Slothead
Ships with Taylor Deluxe Brown hardshell case
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