Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium - Cutaway, Electronics, Natural No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic-Electric Grand Auditorium Guitar with Neve Designed Expression System - Natural
Item ID: 814ce

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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 maple binding with black purfling.

Taylor Guitar 814ce at a Glance:
  • A player's favorite with Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood
  • Grand Auditorium design for tonal precision and note definition
  • Includes Taylor Expression System for optimum amplification
  • Lustrous gloss finish resists checking, is eco-friendly

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:
  • Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
  • Color: Natural
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Pearl 800 Series
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Maple
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gold-plated Taylor Tuners with Ebonoid Buttons
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2 Inches
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Bracing: Scalloped, X-Brace
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Electronics: Taylor Expression System
  • Body Width: 16 Inches
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8 Inches
  • Body Length: 20 Inches
  • Overall Length: 41 Inches
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
The Taylor 814ce is a player's favorite with a big sound!

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Ben Porter

Earlier this evening, I pulled out my cherished Taylor 814ce and put a new set of strings on it. Then I played my favorite Am9 chord and in an instant I remembered why I bought this same guitar 13 years ago: The amazingly crisp, balanced sound. As I fingerpicked the strings, I was still amazed at the balance between them. The sound of each string has its own place in the overall sound of the guitar. The sound of this guitar resonates deeply with me; its brightness and fullness somehow seem to encourage me. The 814ce's sound is extremely versatile, due to a combination of the tonewoods, body shape and craftsmanship. The dynamic range of the solid Sitka spruce top meets the full bass and clear treble of the Indian rosewood. The Grand Auditorium body shape allows for a tonal balance that's full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings. The versatility of this guitar appeals to a broad range of players, but more specifically bluegrassers and fingerpickers. Lastly, the craftsmanship of Taylor Guitars is evident in this American-made beauty, in everything from the details of the inlays to the curves of the body.
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Chad Byers

I have been a fan of Taylor guitars for a number of years. In taking the 814ce for a test drive, my love for Taylor is now not just in its amazing playability. It is now shared with the tonal balance and amazing electronics, known as the Taylor Expression System. The 814ce has a well-pronounced low end, sweet mids, and a clear, responsive upper frequency range. I was so amazed by this guitar's ability to fill the room in such a powerful and beautiful way. The beauty this instrument displays externally is well matched in its audible quality. Putting this instrument down grew more difficult the longer I played. Once I plugged this instrument into my studio, I was sold! I have never heard a system with such tonal control as the Taylor Expression System. The fact that there were only three controls made me a little skeptical at first. However, once it was plugged in I realized there wasn't need for any more than that. This guitar responds best when put to use in finger style and mid to light strumming situations. However, in my ventures with the instrument, I found it adapted well to any style that I threw at it.
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