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Taylor 914e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1112143049)

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You are looking at a Taylor 914e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1112143049. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

The 900 series acoustic guitars are the most prestigious of the rosewood models offered by Taylor—with intricate detailing and shimmering appointments that are matched by a truly beautiful acoustic sound. The Taylor 914e takes form in the Grand Auditorium body and features a solid Sitka spruce soundboard and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. These perfectly paired tonewoods provide the 914e with a substantial sonic palette, and when combined with the most versatile Taylor body shape, the 914e is well-suited for any style you throw at it—with a voice full enough for strumming chords, yet sweet enough to deliver beautiful fingerstyle arrangements. Whether you're a singer-songwriter, or playing with a band, on stage or in the studio, the 914e is sure to suffice. To cater to the elegant aesthetics of this 914e, the Indian rosewood is accentuated by red purfling while the spruce top flaunts a gorgeous abalone trim and rosette.

The mahogany neck is topped off with an ebony fingerboard that boasts an abalone-bordered fingerboard extension and ornate “Cindy” inlays. The Indian rosewood peghead comes equipped with a set of high-quality gold Gotoh tuning machines. The ebony headstock overlay and ebony bridge are also adorned with exquisite “Cindy” inlays.

The Taylor Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated piezo-electric sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed pro audio-grade preamp, the ES2 produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the ES2 faithfully conveys the voice of a Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three piezo sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the pressure of the sensors against the saddle.

Like the original Taylor Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

The Taylor 914e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with the full protection of a Taylor hardshell case.

Features:

  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Back and Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Body Length: 20”
  • Body Width: 16”
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8”
  • Neck: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Tuners: Gold Gotoh Tuners
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2)
  • Includes Taylor Hardshell Case

Get your Taylor 914e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Serial#: 1112143049) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Other Features Grand Auditorium Body with 2-Piece Back and Full Gloss Finish

Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4-5/8"

CV Bracing with Relief Rout

Satin Neck Finish

Tropical Mahogany Heel (Length: 3-1/2")

Ebony Fretboard

Standard Peghead with Gloss Finish, Ebony Headstock Overlay and Ebony Truss Rod Cover

Bone Nut and Saddle

Gold Hardware Including Buttons and Gotoh Tuners

Ebony Bridge Pins with Abalone Dots

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics

900 Series Appointments Include:

Indian Rosewood Body, Fretboard, Peghead and Heel Cap Binding

Red Purfling Accents

Abalone Top Trim/Fretboard Extension and Single Ring 900 Series Bound Abalone Rosette

Abalone Cindy Fretboard, Peghead and Bridge Inlays

Taylor Mother of Pearl Logo

Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 900
Model 914e

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