Taylor Limited Edition Blackheart Sassafras/Sitka Spruce 914ce - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Blackheart Sassafras Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Natural
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Grand Auditorium in a Limited Tonewoods Edition

Taylor's 914ce Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar is an excellent choice if you're looking for a traditionally voiced, full-sounding instrument with impeccable appointments. With a 914ce limited edition, you get the bold midrange tone of genuine blackheart sassafras back and sides, plus the volume and high-end sparkle of a Sitka spruce top. Taylor optimized the 914ce's wood thickness and bracing patterns to give you powerful bass, crisp treble, and exceptional balance across the entire spectrum. Thanks to its onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, the 914ce sounds fantastic when you plug in, too. Take it from Sweetwater — you're going to love the Taylor 914ce.

Sitka spruce and blackheart sassafras

Nothing beats the sound of a Sitka spruce soundboard. The Taylor 914ce features a beautiful Sitka spruce top, which gives you wonderful projection and the perfect amount of sparkle. Add to that the pronounced midrange presence and treble overtones of blackheart sassafras back and sides — and you have a guitar with unique, beautiful tone. Apart from its beautiful tone, you'll notice the 914ce's intricate abalone inlays and rosette add a touch of flash to the guitar.

A richer, more vibrant voice, thanks to customized bracing

You'll notice that the Taylor 914ce 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 for rigidity and enhanced top and back movement. In the words of luthier Andy Powers, the updated Advanced Performance bracing pattern gives the updated 914ce a "nice, cushy swell and long sustain, even with a delicate touch."

Grand Auditorium body style gives you exceptional presence

Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 914ce, 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 914ce's Grand Auditorium body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a great body choice for nearly every playing style.

Deluxe comfort and next-level tuning

With the 914ce, your comfort is enhanced with a thoughtfully designed, smoothly integrated ebony armrest. According to Master Designer Andy Powers, the added ergonomics of the armrest improve the sound of the guitar by more closely pairing the player and the instrument. In other words, a more comfortable fit helps you play better. And to ensure that tone is kept on pitch, Taylor selected Gotoh 510 series tuners, with torque-balanced gearing for enhanced rotational smoothness and precision.

Cutting-edge Taylor Expression System 2 electronics

If you play plugged in, then you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 914ce. 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, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • An acoustic-electric guitar with a bold yet smooth voice
  • Grand Auditorium body style for dreadnought-like projection with more expressive highs
  • Gorgeous koa binding and abalone inlays add a touch of elegance
  • Classic Grand Auditorium sound with crisp highs and powerful lows
  • Customized Advanced Performance bracing pattern adds rigidity and increases projection
  • Solid Sitka spruce top provides a bright and balanced tone
  • Blackheart sassafras back and sides add midrange presence and strong treble overtones
  • Integrated ebony armrest enhances your comfort for better performance
  • Graceful Venetian cutaway gives you access all the way up the fingerboard
  • Onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver natural amplified sound
  • Gotoh chrome 510 series tuners provide next-level tuning smoothness and stability
  • Thin finish lets the guitar ring true

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Ultra Thin Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Blackheart Sassafras with Ebony armrest
Body Bracing Advanced Performance
Binding Ebony
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony with Koa trim lines
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl/abalone Ascension inlays
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Gotoh Gold tuners, 21:1 ratio
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Micarta
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics ES2
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 914ce LTD

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