Taylor 414ce Left-handed - Ovangkol back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Sitka Spruce Top, Ovangkol Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Natural Gloss
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Taylor 414ce Left-handed - Ovangkol back and sides
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Superb Tonewoods - Top-notch Electronics!

Taylor's 414ce acoustic-electric left-handed guitar embodies a superb blend of classic tonewoods and modern electronics. With it, you get a gorgeous solid Sitka spruce top with ovangkol as its back and sides - ensuring excellent tone when unplugged. Yet, Taylor also added their renowned Taylor ES2 electronics system, which makes the Taylor 414ce guitar ripe for stage use, as well. And, whether you favor strum-style playing or fingerpicking you'll be equally delighted, as it features the treble-emphasized Grand Auditorium body style, which gives you excellent note definition, with the Taylor 414ce.

Taylor 414ce Acoustic-electric Left-handed Guitar at a Glance:
  • Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Ovangkol
  • Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing
  • Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Ovangkol

When you pick up a Taylor, you can expect outstanding tone - and one of the leading reasons behind that signature Taylor voice is the use of high-quality tonewoods. This particular Taylor guitar, the 414ce, is a prime example of just that. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top - which gives you projection - while its body comprises Ovangkol. Ovangkol is an African tonewood with a striking olive-brown coloration and intensely varied grain. It offers a response somewhat similar to the warmth of rosewood - but gives the 414ce a voice all its own. The left-handed Taylor 414ce also features an all-gloss finish and a Tropical American mahogany neck, which is lined with a smooth-playing ebony fingerboard.

Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing

Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the left-handed 414ce, employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought. But, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand-Auditorium-bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble zing. The body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a great choice for nearly every playing style.

Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 414ce acoustic left-handed guitar. The key to this fantastic system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the 414ce's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls let you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression. We were more than impressed when Taylor came to Sweetwater to show us what this system can do, and we think you will be too.

Taylor 414ce Acoustic-electric Left-handed Guitar Features:
  • An acoustic-electric guitar with a bold yet smooth voice
  • Grand Auditorium body style gives you dreadnought-like projection with a more expressive upper register
  • Sitka spruce provides a bright and balanced tone
  • Ovangkol back and sides enhance richness and projection
  • All-gloss finish on the top, back, and sides
  • Taylor ES2 electronics give you natural, dynamic plugged-in tone
  • Hardshell case included
The Taylor 414ce is a stellar choice for players of all styles - you get proven tonewoods, with the renowned Taylor Expression System!

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Tech Specs

Series 400
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Ovangkol
Body Bracing Standard III
Binding White Fiber
Neck Wood Tropical American Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Large Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Overall Length 41"
Electronics Taylor ES2 Expression System
Strings Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 414ce-LH

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