Sponsored by Taylor Guitars:
Meet Taylor’s latest innovation in the world of acoustic guitars: the all-new 500 Series, crafted with backs and sides of Urban Ironbark. This new tonewood, responsibly sourced through Taylor’s urban woods program, adds an entirely new flavor of tone to the Taylor lineup, a bold, muscular sound with piano-like fidelity and remarkable balance across the tonal spectrum. Torrefied spruce tops add an aged-in, mature depth, while the V-Class bracing inside draws out more volume, longer sustain and cleaner intonation down the neck. The new 500 Series launches with two models: the Grand Auditorium 514ce and the Grand Concert 512ce, both featuring ES2 electronics. These guitars are appointed with subtle, yet enticing details such as faux tortoiseshell binding, new Aerial inlays in Italian acrylic, a single-ring abalone rosette, and a full-body gloss finish with a subtle edgeburst to highlight Urban Ironbark’s red hues. You’ll find both guitars at authorized Taylor retailers now.