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2013 Taylor 520e 1st Edition All-Mahogany Dreadnought Electro-Acoustic Guitar 52/100 & Case


  • 1st Edition # 52/100
  • Back/Sides: Tropical Mahogany
  • Top: Tropical Mahogany
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss with Satin Neck
  • Rosette: Single Ring Ivoroid
  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Ivoroid Century
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Nut/Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Chrome
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Case: Hardshell Included
  • High Quality Taylor Strap Included
  • COA & all Paperwork included

Here we have a stunning & mint condition 2013 Taylor 520e 1st Edition # 52 of 100 Dreadnought Electro-Acoustic, All-Mahogany Construction (Mahogany Back, Sides, Top, and Neck) Ebony Fretboard, Taylor ES Electronics, and Hard Case – Expression System 2 Electrics.

This guitar is a case queen, having only been played a handful of times in the home, hence she is in 100% all-round mint condition, with no marks anywhere. Her neck is slim & fast, with a superb action. Tonaly she is fabulous, with great all-round response & its worth noting that the 2013 1st Editions are the “only” stock Taylors with CV bracing, and it really does make a big difference and the Expression System 2, lets her sing out loud, keeping all the acoustic resonance intact. She comes with her brown Taylor case & all her candy inc the COA & a beautiful high quality Taylor 1st Edition leather guitar strap.

A First-edition Dreadnought with Timeless Tone

The Taylor 520e First Edition acoustic-electric guitar brings you the classic playability and tone that Taylor dreadnoughts are known for. The tone is exceptionally rich, thanks to the all-mahogany design, with solid tropical mahogany for its top, back, sides, and neck. And the 520e First Edition comes equipped with Expression System electronics, the perfect way to capture every nuance of your playing when you’re plugged in. With a customized First Edition hard case, label, and case plate, the Taylor 520e First Edition would be a sweet addition to any guitar collection.

Taylor 520e First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Dreadnought body style is a flatpicker’s favorite
  • Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design
  • Renowned Taylor Expression System electronics

Dreadnought body style is a flatpicker’s favorite

The powerful voice and unrivaled projection of the traditional dreadnought body style has made it the choice of strummers and flatpickers throughout history. The naturally deep lows and crisp highs of Taylor’s dreadnought body help balance the 520e First Edition’s tone across the full sonic spectrum. This gives you a sound that lends itself equally well to traditional bluegrass and folk as it does to modern acoustic rock. If you’re looking for a guitar that can handle agressive picking and driving rhythms, you’re going to love the 520e First Edition.

Rich tone and looks from an all-mahogany design

Mahogany is a great tonewood for rich, complex low and midrange tones. It’s harmonically rich, too. The 520e First Edition sports all-mahogany top, back, sides, and neck. Matched with an ebony fretboard and bridge for exceptional note detail and attack, the 520e First Edition sounds as inviting as it looks.

Renowned Taylor Expression System electronics

Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar’s native tone, the Taylor 520e First Edition’s Expression System uses patented Dynamic Sensors to capture both top and string vibration with incredible detail. The Taylor Expression System was created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer Rupert Neve. Unlike standard onboard electronics, the Taylor Expression System is seamlessly integrated into the design of the 520e First Edition from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor or can be set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.

Taylor 520e First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Special First Edition dreadnought guitar
  • All-mahogany top, back, sides, and neck for exceptionally rich, deep tone
  • Ebony fretboard enhances clarity and note definition
  • Expression System electronics provide clear, dynamic amplification plus a balanced output
  • Includes Taylor Plush Lined case



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