The 522ce 12 Fret Grand Concert V class produces a warm midrange voice. Dynamic players love the clarity and responsiveness to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch. Taylor's 12-fret necks feature the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Grand Concert and a repositioned bridge that sits closer to the center of the lower bout. The result is a slinkier handfeel that makes it easier to form chords and bend strings, and tonally, surprising power and warmth for the smaller body. The venetian cutaway allows access to the higher frets. Taylor's revolutionary V class bracing adds more power and sustain while giving the notes more harmonic unity for improved intonation.
The tropical mahogany grand concert guitar produces a strong midrange focus with a natural warm compression. Other distinctive features include a vintage shaded edgeburst finish, grained ivoroid century fretboard inlays, and Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.