Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1109175058)

SKU: T09175058-P

Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1109175058)

SKU: T09175058-P

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  • Description

    The Taylor 800 Series Models gives their flagship rosewood/spruce 800 series guitars a whole new twist, offering up an expansive array of tone-enhancing refinements by optimizing virtually every element of the guitar's material construction. These refinements include customized bracing and wood thickness' for each shape to bring out the best tonal qualities of each, animal protein glue adhesive for superb tonal transfer, a thinner gloss finish and groundbreaking Expression System 2 electronics, all packaged together with a refreshed design aesthetic. With the rebirth of the 800 series, Andy Powers, designer/luthier behind these instruments, sought to highlight the distinctive characteristics and unique acoustic voice of each different body shape.

    The tonally versatile Grand Auditorium body of the 814ce is crafted from a Sitka spruce soundboard that's beautifully complemented by Indian rosewood back and sides. Combined with Advanced Performance bracing with the tone-enhancing Relief Rout, the 814ce has more warmth and a looser, more luxurious low end than ever before. The 814ce offers a huge range of expression for a variety of styles. It has the balance, warmth and articulation perfect for fingerstyle but also has the punch needed for strumming chords and enough top-end power for leads. For a beautiful glossy luster without sacrificing tonal response, the body of the 814ce is all dressed up in a 3.5 mils full-gloss finish that's over 40 percent thinner. A smooth venetian cutaway offers a comfortable access to the higher frets.

    The neck of the Taylor 814ce is topped off with a light-marbled ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard boasts elegant mother-of-pearl Element fingerboard inlays that were inspired by the diamond-like shape of the various 800 series inlays over the years.

    This tastefully appointed 814ce Grand Auditorium makes use of some of the finest materials available—the body, peghead, fingerboard and heelcap are all bound by pale maple and a matching pale maple back strip adds a nice touch. To showcase the rosewood-rich heritage of the 800 series and the wood's natural beauty, the 814ce is adorned with stunning rosewood accents which include a rosewood trim along the top edge, a gorgeous rosewood pickguard that's perfectly matched with back and sides, and a stunning green abalone rosette outlined with rosewood. When you want to plug into a PA system or your favorite acoustic amp, onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics offer exceptional plugged-in performance. This Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric guitar with the full protection of a Taylor hardshell case.

    Click on the More Info tab above to find out more about the groundbreaking Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

    Get your Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.
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  • Specification

    Body Size/Shape Grand Auditorium
    Body Wood Indian Rosewood
    Top Sitka Spruce
    Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
    Cutaway Venetian
    Top/Body Finish Gloss 3.5 Mil
    Neck Type Scarf
    Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
    Neck Finish Satin
    Scale Length 25-1/2"
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Number Of Frets 20
    Nut Width 1-3/4"
    Bridge Type Ebony
    Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
    Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
    Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Other Features Optimized Dimensions/Wood Thickness/Bracing to Bring Out the Best of Each Body Shape

    Protein Glue for Enhanced Tonal Transfer

    Indian Rosewood Edge Trim and Pickguard

    Abalone Rosette Outlined with Indian Rosewood

    Maple Binding and Back Strip
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Hardshell Case
    Series 800
    Model 814ce
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    Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics

    Warranty Info:

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.