Taylor 814e-N - Rosewood back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Grand Auditorium Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Taylor ES-N Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Natural
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Taylor 814e-N - Rosewood back and sides
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A Nylon-string Guitar With the Taylor Touch!

Sure, the Taylor 814e-N is a nylon-string classical acoustic-electric guitar, but the first time your hand caresses the slender, fast neck and its ebony fingerboard, you're in another world altogether. This guitar's supremely comfortable Grand Auditorium body resonates richly, while the ES-N electronics organically amplify every nuance of your playing. You'll hear a richer voice, with more complex harmonics and a more open sound that's incredibly vibrant. The secret is that Taylor optimized the wood thickness and bracing patterns to give you the best that the Grand Auditorium design has to offer. True to Taylor, the guitar's breathtaking visuals are punctuated with classy, understated touches. It's in the playing, though, that the Taylor 814e-N acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar will win your heart.

Taylor 814e-N Nylon-string Classical Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing
  • Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional resonance and clarity
  • Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness
  • Premium plugged-in tone with Taylor's ES-N electronics
A richer, more vibrant voice than ever before thanks to customized bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 814e-N acoustic-electric boasts exceptionally vibrant tones with a unique character. Taylor went back to the drawing board and redesigned their bracing patterns, to get the optimum response out of each of their iconic body shapes. Taylor even added side bracing to add rigidity to the sides and enhance top and back movement. In the words of luthier Andy Powers, the updated Advanced Performance bracing pattern gives the updated 814e-N a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional resonance and clarity

Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought. However, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand-Auditorium-bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble zing. The Taylor 814e-N's body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. When used for a traditionally small-bodied classical instrument, the sonic result is breathtaking - and like nothing you've heard before.

Exceptional tone, volume, and balance thanks to custom-tailored wood thickness

One of the things we like best about Taylor at Sweetwater is that their various body styles are designed for specific purposes, allowing you to choose a guitar that's the perfect match for your style. With the 814e-N, Taylor takes that to another level by carefully matching the thickness of the spruce top and rosewood back and sides to the body style. They determined what the optimum wood thickness for the 814e-N's Grand Auditorium body would be, to give you maximum tone and light weight while also being equally strong. Taylor is also using real animal protein glue (fish, in fact) instead of synthetic glue. Luthiers have been using protein glues for centuries for their incredible strength, and also for their tone. Protein glue optimizes transfer of vibrations and also holds amazingly well, which means you're sure to get a lifetime of fantastic tone from the Taylor 814e-N acoustic-electric guitar.

Premium plugged-in tone with Taylor's ES-N electronics

Designed to faithfully reproduce the Taylor 814e-N's native tone, Taylor's ES-N system uses patented Dynamic Sensors - optimized for nylon strings - to capture top and string vibration like never before. The Taylor ES-N system is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. You can use the onboard tone controls to give your sound added flavor, or set them flat if you want an uncolored, exceptionally clean sound.

Taylor 814e-N Nylon-string Classical Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Grand Auditorium body style gives you a dreadnought-esk projection with a more expressive upper register
  • Sitka spruce top provides a light and expressive sound
  • Indian rosewood back and sides add clarity and projection
  • Onboard Taylor ES-N electronics give you natural sound even when plugged in live
  • Hardshell case included
Get your hands on a truly inspiring nylon-string: the Taylor 814e-N!

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Tech Specs

Series 800
String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Advanced Performance Bracing
Binding Pale Maple
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Element
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Slot Head Tuners
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.875"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Electronics Taylor Nylon Expression System
Strings D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 814e-N

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