500 series is a frequent guest in the Limiteds section of the catalog and most often it is offered with blackwood construction. Fall 2014 issue of the Limiteds also features one such series. This time around, Taylor represents five acoustic-electric models within this series. 510e-FLTD, 512ce 12 Fret FLTD, 514ce-FLTD, 516ce-FLTD and 518e-FLTD are their names. Gorgeous blackwood models are offered in Taylor`s super elegant Medium Brown Stain w/Burst color scheme with gloss finish on the body and satin on the neck. 518e-FLTD is the fifth and last model in the series. It comes with a non-cutaway grand orchestra body with 25-1/2" scale and substantial depth and width. Blackwood is used for the back and sides, while the spruce is found on top. Ivoroid binding, tortoise shell pickguard and a simple rosette embellish the sound board. Ebony bridge on the top features the standard shape, micarta saddle and a concealed piezo pickup. Expression 2 preamp is installed on the side, facing the player. Tropical mahogany neck is the brand-wide standard feature and it is found on this model, as well. It comes with a standard contour in the back and a regular 20-fret ebony fingerboard on top.


518e-FLTD (Fall 2014) Full Specs

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Body Shape Grand Orchestra
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Construction Acoustic
Body Construction Single cutaway
Binding Ivoroid
Body Wood Blackwood
Body Top Wood Spruce
Bridge Ebony
Bridge Fixed
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Type Piezo
Controls Preamp
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Controls Tuner
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Series Standard
Neck Joint Dovetail
Fingerboard Material Ebony (Bound)
Number of Frets 20
Fret Size Acoustic Standard
Fingerboard Inlays Century
Hardware Nickel
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Tuners Taylor
String Nut TUSQ™ String Nut
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut Width 1.75"
Finish Gloss
Finish Satin

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Body Shape
Grand Orchestra
Dreadnought
Body Type
Hollowbody
Hollowbody
Body Construction
Acoustic/Single cutaway
Acoustic
Binding
Ivoroid
Ivoroid
Body Wood
Blackwood
Blackwood
Body Top Wood
Spruce
Spruce
Bridge
Ebony/Fixed
Fixed
Number of Pickups
1
1
Bridge Pickup Type
Piezo
Piezo
Controls
Preamp/Tone/Tuner/Volume
Tuner
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Mahogany
Neck Shape
Series Standard
Series Standard
Neck Joint
Dovetail
Dovetail
Fingerboard Material
Ebony (Bound)
Ebony (Bound)
Number of Frets
20
20
Fret Size
Acoustic Standard
Acoustic Standard
Fingerboard Inlays
Century
Century
Hardware
Nickel
Nickel
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Tuners
Taylor
Taylor
String Nut
TUSQ™ String Nut
No
Scale Length
25-1/2"
No
Nut Width
1.75"
No
Finish
Gloss/Satin
No
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