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Taylor 814ce

$3,799.00

814ce
Newly consolidated with the 814ce DLX, our flagship Grand Auditorium retains all of its sonic power with new features devoted to a smoother playing experience and updated aesthetics. In this 814ce, the classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence and high-range sparkle, elevated to new heights by V-Class bracing. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. New features include a radius-style rosewood armrest and smoked nickel tuners, along with 800 Series standard appointments such as a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
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Description

For decades now the 814ce has been Taylor’s flagship guitar. The incredibly popular combination of Indian Rosewood back / sides with a lush Sitka Spruce top is now taken up a gear with the advent of V-Class bracing – a true revolution in acoustic guitar design that gives unbeatable volume, sustain, projection and uniformity of sound to the player – be they a seasoned professional or keen aficionado. All this and more cystalised within the classic outline of the Grand Auditorium body shape that we all identify with so strongly as being quintessentially Taylor.By encouraging the soundboard to bend and flex with a more natural movement, Master Builder Andy Powers has unlocked sublime intonation of the instrument right along the fretboard, encouraging a more natural development and propagation of soundwaves and synergized interaction of notes – the end result being chords bloom fuller, with more cohesion, and melodies enjoy crystal clear separation. Plain and simple the message gets delivered more effectively, more intimately, with more energy.Whether it’s the stunning projection, robust lows / crisp highs innate to Rosewood, or the stunning contrast between vibrant colours in the wood pairings, the hi-end options or just the legacy of the 814ce that draws you in – the only conflict you will encounter is whether you prefer it in a natural or sunburst finish. 

Specifications

Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.

Highlights
Scale Length
25-1/2″
Nut & Saddle
Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bracing
V-Class
Truss Rod Cover
Pickguard
Rosewood
Number of Frets
20
Tuners
Smoked Nickel
Case
Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length
20″
Body Width
16″
Body Depth
4 5/8″
Body
Binding/Edge Treatment
Rock Maple
Top Finish
Gloss 4.5
Back Config
2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish
None
Rosette Size
Single Ring
Bridge Inlay
None
Back/Side Finish
Gloss 4.5
Armrest Binding
Radius, Indian Rosewood
Backstrap Wood
None
Rosette Mat.
Abalone
Stain/Sunburst
None
Wedge
None
Armrest
yes
Neck
Neck Width
1-3/4″
Fretboard Inlay
Element
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment
Pale Non-Figured Maple
Heel Cap Binding
Type of Neck Joint
Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel
Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish
Satin
Heel Length
3-1/2″
Peghead
Peghead Finish
Gloss
Peghead Binding
Peghead Type
Standard
Peghead Purfling
Maple
Headstock Overlay
Peghead Inlay
Element
Peghead Logo
Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other
Bridge Pins
West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots
Buttons
Smoked Nickel
Fingerboard Ext
None
Edge Trim
Indian Rosewood

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