Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)Item ID: 814ce
6-string Acoustic-Electric Grand Auditorium Guitar with Neve Designed Expression System - Natural
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Discover the Difference a Taylor Guitar Can Make!The 800 Series traces its roots to Bob Taylor's first guitars and reflects many of his most enduring ideas. The new 814ce features quartersawn Indian rosewood backs and sides, premium-grade Sitka spruce tops, and a new pearl inlay design. A shimmering abalone rosette complements the upgraded white binding with black purfling.
Taylor Guitar 814ce at a Glance:
A player's favorite with Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood
Perennially one of Taylor's most popular models, the exquisite 814ce brings together the unmistakable tone of rosewood, classic Taylor styling, and the versatility of a Grand Auditorium body, plus adds a cutaway and Expression System electronics to complete the perfect picking package. The Sitka spruce top beautifully responds to rosewood's special language, translating its rich overtones and dark humors into a tonal palette of stunning breadth.
Taylor Guitar 814ce Grand Auditorium design
Taylor's Grand Auditorium combines the width and depth of a Dreadnought with a narrower waist. Its sleek design yields a strong treble zing across the tonal spectrum and sharpens the definition of individual notes. The Grand Auditorium is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.
Taylor Expression System for optimum amplification
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the 814ce from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
Taylor Guitar 814ce gloss finish resists checking, is eco-friendly
The finish used to create the 814ce's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes. Available finish options in this series are natural back, sides, and top, and natural back and sides with a tobacco or honey sunburst top.
Taylor Guitar 814ce Features:
The Taylor 814ce is a player's favorite with a big sound!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Beret from Midwest, USAExceptional guitar in every respect. It plays extremely well. It sounds great unplugged and plugged in - just incredible.
December 7, 2012
Music Background: Gigging musician
an easy choice
by Steve Jones from Jacksonville, FLI have been the owner of many very fine acoustic and acoustic/electric guitars over my 46 years of guitar playing experience. At this stage of my life, I'm tired of the 'I'll end up owning and playing... read more [+] this guitar for a few years and then sell it to go look for something better' game. If you're a guitar player, you know what I'm talking about...
April 16, 2012
Music Background: pro musician
What I wanted was an instrument that was acoustically balanced, electronically capable of reproducing what I heard acoustically, and ascetically pleasing to me. I've owned guitars that were one or two of those things, but never all three. I wanted a guitar that was built with respect to guitar building tradition but not a slave to it. I wanted a guitar that is built from the best of available materials to achieve the acoustic/electronic/ascetic goals mentioned earlier. I wanted a guitar that was worth the money I'd pay for it. I wanted an acoustic guitar that was easily recordable. I wanted a guitar that I would be glad to one day give to a grandchild and know they were getting something that is really worth something....
The Taylor 814ce is all that. It isn't cheap, but quality never is. I do some flatpicking, but I mostly spend time fingerpicking, and it excels at that. It inspires me; and that's about the highest compliment that I can think of to give a musical instrument. close [-]
by: Ben Porter
Earlier this evening, I pulled out my cherished Taylor 814ce and put a new set of... read more »
by: Chad Byers
I have been a fan of Taylor guitars for a number of years. In taking the... read more »
My purchase of the 814ce was the result of a long search for the perfect blend of balanced tone and smooth action. The Indian rosewood sides and Sitka spruce top marry together to produce this full, pleasing sound that is then accurately reproduced by its built-in Expression pickup system. I love it!
Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)
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