The Taylor 814ce is easily one of the finest models in the company’s fairly extensive catalog (and one of our own personal favorites), particularly if you’re looking for an acoustic with a Venetian cutaway for easier access to the upper frets. This is a Grand Auditorium-size guitar, which combines the width and depth of a dreadnought with a slightly narrower waist. Right now, we have two available in stock: one in a sweet Honey Sunburst and one in a deep, rich Tobacco Sunburst. The 814ce has a premium-grade Sitka spruce top and quartersawn Indian rosewood back and sides. The genuine abalone soundhole rosette shimmers with a veritable rainbow of colors when hit by light, which perfectly complements the figured maple binding and black purfling. This is the perfect premium acoustic for players that have spent most of their time playing electric guitars. Its neck profile, low action, and ebony fingerboard all add up to a very playable acoustic, on which electric players will feel right at home.
The 814ce is perfectly balanced, whether you’re playing seated or you’re standing onstage. The spruce and rosewood combination has been time tested, and it’s complemented by a tropical American mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard that’s graced with gorgeous pearl 800 Series position markers. The Taylor Expression System, which was designed in partnership with audio pioneer Rupert Neve, produces a beautifully natural acoustic sound that preserves all the guitar’s richness and detail. Finally, Taylor’s commitment to using only eco-friendly gloss finishes definitely deserves praise. These finishes are cured using ultraviolet light and have proven to be amazingly durable – they actually resist checking better than almost any other finishing processes. In the future, it’s going to be harder to use the older solvent-based finishes, but, thankfully, Taylor has already addressed these issues. Naturally, your new 814ce includes absolutely free shipping right to your door via FedEx, and it comes in a deluxe, plush-lined hardshell case. You also get our exclusive 2-year Total Confidence Coverage Warranty™!