Attractive all-mahogany Taylor, but not like the stripped-down all-mahogany models that followed several years later. This has the gloss finish, faux tortoiseshell binding, and pearl rosette of the equivalent spruce top version. It has an active Fishman matrix under-saddle pickup. Finish has some light scuffs, a few small nicks, but there's very little fret wear. The mahogany grain on the body is apparent through the surface, it's only a finish issue and while some might prefer a perfectly glossy mirror-like gleam, the resulting patina is pleasant for those of us who like older guitars. It's looks like wood, seems like that's what a 21 years-old guitar should look like.

stock no. 52766

Model512-M
TopMahogany
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.5"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
Total frets20
BracingX pattern
ElectronicsFishman Matrix, active
Serial No961113105
InlayDiamonds
TunersGold Grover
Neck profileC
CaseOrig. Hard
RosetteAbalone
Bindingfaux tortoiseshell celluloid