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Just thought I would post a picture of the Taylor 522ce, all mahogany top, sides, bottom and neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. Just a gorgeous guitar IMO.

 

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Really love Taylors and that one is a looker. I was fortunate enough to try out mu freinds 614CE last Friday and compared to his old 71 Martin D? it was no comparison. The Taylor is a nicer brighter instrument to my old ears.
 

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So, with it being all mahogany, how does the sound compare to Taylors that are made from the more common woods like say spruce and sapele or spruce and Indian rosewood?
 

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All the Taylor 522ce guitars I see online are 12 fret instruments with the open slot headstock (like a classical guitar). Nevertheless, the all hog tone should be similar so here's an example.

 

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Wow that's pretty. But why do they have to put pickups and preamp with ugly buttons in all their guitars now (same with Martin). Pet peeve of mine.
 

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I concur on the buttons and onboard preamps but I'll bet the sound in the video I posted has more to do with the Audio Technica 4081 dual capsule ribbon mic than the guitar's built in electronics.
 

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I concur on the buttons and onboard preamps but I'll bet the sound in the video I posted has more to do with the Audio Technica 4081 dual capsule ribbon mic than the guitar's built in electronics.
You may find the following video quite interesting.

 
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