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.
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