New Gear Review: Taylor's All-Mahogany First Edition Guitars


Taylor Guitars adds to their mahogany 500 Series several new all-mahogany models in all five Taylor body shapes. Because of their mahogany tops, these guitars are said to offer players a "meaty midrange character with a strong emphasis on the fundamental frequencies."

Taylor will release a limited run of these First Edition models as: the Dreadnought (520), Grand Concert (522), Grand Concert 12-Fret (522-TF), Grand Auditorium (524), Grand Symphony (526) and Grand Orchestra (528) models.

Each guitar features: ivoroid binding, a black pick guard, and a new "Century" inlay that incorporates a retro-inspired progressive fretboard pattern and headstock detail. Each guitar will be available with optional Expression System® electronics and/or with a cutaway. Check: http://www.taylorguitars.com/news/2013/04/11/taylor-expands-500-series-first-edition-all-mahogany-guitars for more information.


By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com