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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top Steel String Guitar, 2014


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Now discontinued, the Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top steel string guitar has featured both Venetian (rounded) and Florentine (sharp) cutaways over its life.

Dating to June 18 2014, this Taylor 526ce is in very good, original condition with only very minor wear. At the time this guitar was built, the 526ce model sported a single layer black pickguard, ivoroid binding and a uniform brown tint finish without edge-shading. Like all Taylors, this model is very comfortable to play, and features the Taylor neck joint allowing for straightforward (and inexpensive) adjustments to the neck angle.

The Taylor 526ce is sold with its original Taylor branded hard shell case.

Here’s the builder on the 2016, Venetian cutaway version of the Taylor 526ce Mahogany Top guitar:

“The girthy lower mids produced by Taylor’s Grand Symphony shape are matched by mahogany’s natural midrange focus, resulting in a guitar with a great depth of sound that can be driven dynamically. On the 526ce, the mahogany top adds a bit of compression to the player’s attack, which tends to smooth out the response to produce a more linear output across the tonal spectrum. Voiced with Taylor’s Performance bracing, players can expect even stronger volume and tonal richness. Appointments include a vintage-look shaded edge burst around the body and neck, faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. The guitar also sports a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s natural-sounding Expression System 2 pickup and preamp.”

2016 Version Taylor 526ce Specifications: 

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2″
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Pickguard: None (Black in 2014)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length: 20″
  • Body Width: 16 1/4″
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8″
  • Body: Binding/Edge Treatment: Tortoise (Ivoroid in 2014)
  • 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 (no burst in 2014)
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4″
  • Fretboard Inlay: Century
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2″
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Binding: Single Layer
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Fingerboard Ext: None

Price: $2,800.00 CAD
  • Model: 526ce
  • Year: Current
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1106184017, Dated to June 18 2014 at El Cajon CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 04/05/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.752lbs 2.16kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.761in 44.76mm
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