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The Model 555 12-string guitar shown differs slightly from the 1990 model.  It was given fancy fret markers in 1992, different material for the nut and saddle in 1993, a deeper body, and a different finish in 1995.  And don't forget the change to an abalone rosette!  The cured polyester finish is thinner, more flexible, and more durable than either polyester or the catalyzed varnish previously used by Taylor.  Tusq is a synthetic ivory that Bob Taylor claims to have improved the sustain and clarity of Taylor guitars.  These changes certainly seemed to have improved the model and this 555 is way better sounding than the 1991 model.

TAYLOR 555 (2000)

Body:  Hollow; solid 2-piece Sitka spruce top, solid 2-piece mahogany back, and solid mahogany sides; triple bound top, single bound back

Finish:  Natural, UV-cured polyester

Neck:  1-piece mahogany, bolt-on; rosewood headstock overlay with pearloid logo

Fingerboard:  Ebony, mother-of-pearl notched diamond markers

Number of Frets:  20

Pickguard:  Tortoise, plastic

Bridge:  Ebony with Tusq saddle

Nut:  Tusq

Tuners:  Schaller, sealed, chrome

Pickups:  None

Controls:  None

Scale Length:  25 1/2 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 7/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  17 inches

Body Depth:  4 5/8 inches

Weight:  n/a

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