Taylor 510e Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought #1103156095 - Used  From Taylor

Excellent condition 2016 510e featuring a shorter scale length and Taylor's ES2 electronics

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Condition: Used, Excellent

This dread is a blast to play and I keep coming back to that thought after spending 20 minutes playing this lovely 510e from Taylor! Short scale on a dread matched with a VERY comfortable V carve neck and you get a guitar with a nice soft attack and playability you'd expect on an OM or OOO rather than a full size guitar. Tone here is balanced with a bit of a brightness on top as you'd expect from Taylor but bass is tight and clear. If you're a strummer I think you'll fall in love with the big beautiful voice this guitar has and get to the point where you forget you're playing it since it is so effortless and powerfull. Rather you want a dread for intimate playing or something to fill a room this Taylor won't let you down! 

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

Taylor’s 500 Series Dreadnoughts boast several uniquely compelling design features, including a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length and a V-carve neck with a slotted headstock. The result is an inviting handfeel with less string tension — making string bends fun — and matches up well with chord strummers and vocals. The dynamic response of the Lutz spruce top works especially well with the dry, woody sound of mahogany, producing a balanced voice with crisp highs and soft lows. With Taylor’s Performance bracing optimized for the Dreadnought shape and the model’s other features, the 510e makes a musically versatile instrument that blends well with other instruments, either unplugged or amplified with Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics. 

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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.

Specifications

Serial Number: 1103156095

Year: 2016

Highlights

Scale Length: 24-7/8"

Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle

Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout

Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic

Pickguard: Tortoise

Number of Frets: 20

Tuners: Taylor Slot Head

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

Body Length: 20"

Body Width: 16"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Body

Binding: Tortoise

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

Wedge: None

Neck

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Century

Fretboard Binding: Ebony

Heel Cap Binding: Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany (V-Carve Neck)

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Slot Head

Peghead Purfling: None

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Peghead Inlay: None

Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Other

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Buttons: Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None