Sponsored by Taylor Guitars:
Meet Urban Ironbark, an all-new acoustic guitar tonewood from Taylor Guitars. This responsibly sourced hardwood brings a fresh sound to the world of acoustic guitars: a bold, rich and sweet tone with robust volume and remarkable balance across the tonal spectrum. With a vibrant midrange response, clear trebles and warm low-end character, Taylor’s Urban Ironbark guitars are paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, adding up to a versatile tone profile that’s more than up to the task in both stage and studio settings. Inside, V-Class bracing unleashes more volume and longer sustain along with greater tunefulness all the way down the neck. Urban Ironbark debuts in the revamped Taylor 500 Series with two new models, the all-purpose Grand Auditorium 514ce and the compact Grand Concert 512ce, both outfitted with ES2 electronics for clean amplified tone. Featured appointments include new Aerial inlays in Italian acrylic, a single-ring abalone rosette, a gloss-finish body with a subtle stain and lightly shaded edgeburst, and a faux tortoise shell pickguard and binding. You’ll find the new 500 Series guitars at authorized Taylor dealers everywhere.