The Taylor 510 was one of Taylor's original models when the company started in 1974 out of Lemon Grove, CA. It represents a more traditional approach than modern Taylors, with a classic dreadnought design, Engelmann Spruce top and solid Mahogany back and sides. In 1994, the appointments were upgraded to a pearl headstock logo, abalone inlays and abalone rosette. It was produced from 1978 to 2006.
- Guitar shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Engelmann Spruce
- Sides and back: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Nut: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Scale: 24-7/8"
- Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Inlays: Century
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Rosette: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
- Binding: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony w/Micarta saddle
- Finish: Natural Gloss
- Taylor Deluxe hardcase included
This is a delightful Taylor dreadnought was bought new by its one owner from Eagle Music in Dee Why back in 1997, and has been looked after very well since then.
It presents in very good condition, especially for 24 year old instrument. It has a few expected small dents & some light surface scratches but nothing offensive.
Neck: Slender profile mahogany neck with ivoroid binding & black side-dots. Ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. Bound headstock with Grover Rotomatic tuners in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Solid spruce top with 6-ply binding. Ebony bridge & end pins with abalone dot inlays. Tortoise pickguard & multi-ring rosette. Solid mahogany back & sides with single-ply binding. There is no pickup installed on this guitar
Weight is 4.5 lbs.
Most importantly, this guitar has matured nicely through 20+ years of playing to now deliver a lush natural sound with exceptional clarity & a bright, snappy voice.
Comes in its original Taylor hard shell case in good condition.
Video demo of same model from same era - https://youtu.be/3i5DwVTFu_Q