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Taylor First Edition 528 Number 64 of 100

Category: New Stuff

Musician’s Workshop® sold out our three 1st Edition 500 series “Hog Tops” immediately.  As the largest stocking dealer of Taylor Guitars in North Carolina, we have been able to secure an unprecedented 4th    guitar, Model 528 Grand Orchestra body, serial number 64/100.  This guitar is the first to be received in custom shaded edgeburst finish.  It is truly striking!

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Taylor Guitars has expanded its popular mahogany 500 Series with several new all-mahogany models, affectionately called “hog tops”. The initial run is offered as a 1st Edition featuring special appointments not available on the standard production models.

1st Edition Features Include: 

  • Limited production of 100 guitars
  • Custom shaded edgeburst finish on the top
  • CV bracing,
  • Ivoroid binding,
  • Custom inlaid headstock,
  • Deluxe Hard Shell Case with 1st Edition Medallion

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Mahogany has been prized by instrument makers for decades for its beauty and tonal strength, offering players a meaty midrange character with a strong emphasis on the fundamental frequencies, especially with the inclusion of a mahogany top. “It’s a strong, direct sound,” says Taylor master builder Andy Powers. “Mahogany acts as a natural compressor, so once a note has been played and the frequency set in motion, you hear the pure note without complex overtones.”  With its dry, crisp projection, mahogany lends itself to a variety of playing applications. “It works well in a live setting, amplified, on a recorded track with other guitar parts,” Andy elaborates. “Musically, mahogany offers a lot of versatility. Whether it’s someone who is playing with other musicians or a solo finger style player, it will amplify well and make an amazing stage guitar.”

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