Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar

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The Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar provides lush acoustic and amplified tones and delivers onstage when it counts.

Visually and sonically, Taylor's 600 series maple guitars command a striking stage presence. The bright, focused tone makes these guitars a favorite for performance, recording and any band setting, while a variety of color and sunburst options serve to enhance the natural figure in the maple sets we choose. Other signature touches include crisp white binding and the Twisted Oval fretboard inlay motif.

The Taylor 614ce is a Grand Auditorium shaped guitar with a Venetian cutaway. The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The Grand Auditorium is Taylor’s signature shape that embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic. The Grand Auditorium is Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the Grand Auditorium was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produces an original acoustic voice that is big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The Grand Auditorium's overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional Grand Auditorium won’t let you down.

The Taylor 614ce boasts a solid Sitka spruce top. Sitka spruce hails from Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada). As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar. Sitka Spruce agrees with all styles of guitars and players.

Complementing the Sitka spruce top the Taylor 614ce features crisp, bright, and beautifully figured solid big leaf maple back and sides. Maple is a dense hardwood, with a tone like a laser beam — very focused — and dominant on the fundamental. Often described as having a "bright" sound, maple has fewer overtones than other medium-density woods, resulting in quicker note decay. This makes it a preferred guitar wood for live performance settings with a band — especially with bass, drums and electric guitar — because it cuts through a mix well, allows the acoustic sound to be heard, and is less prone to feedback issues. It has some midrange, but a lot more treble sparkle than rosewood. Maple is great for live band performances, recording, lead players who like clean articulation and note definition, and players with dark bone tone.

The Taylor 614ce features Forward Shifted with Relief Rout bracing. The Standard II version used on the 600 series instruments shifts the X forward (closer to the soundhole) and incorporates a Taylor-patented relief rout. The Taylor patented relief rout is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin — it “loosens up” the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. Taylor first began using this groove in 2002. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone. These refinements enable more of the top to vibrate, enhancing the tone.

The Taylor Expression System is "Natural Sound Made Simple"
You will love the clear, full acoustic tone of the Taylor 614ce. Why should it be any different when you plug in? That’s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar. The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble. Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor’s David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system. The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor’s acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown case included.

Features:

  • Cutaway Grand Auditorium body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid big leaf maple back and sides
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Twisted Ovals inlays
  • Taylor Expression System onboard electronics
  • Tusq nut and saddle
  • Black body binding
  • Taylor gold tuners
  • Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating
  • 25.5" scale
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown case included
  • Taylor guitars feature a limited lifetime warranty


Order your Taylor 614ce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
Series 600 Series
Other Features Grand Auditorium Body, Custom Taylor/Neve Expression System Electronics
Model 614CE Grand Auditorium

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Taylor614CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case
 
5.0

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100%

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

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    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    As Good As It Gets

    By El Pistolero

    from Rodeo, NM

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 614CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

      This is my 'go to' instrument. I've lugged this baby all over the country and it has never let me down. I hear the Martin folks are assembling outside the Taylor Factory with torches and pitchforks.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Amazing!

      By LuvMyTaylor

      from Christiansburg, VA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 614CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

        Taylor guitars are absolutely amazing. Incredible action. Beautiful craftsmanship. After playing my first Taylor 614ce, everything else just felt inferior.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfection

        By Matt

        from Orlando, Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Simply beautiful
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues
          • Versatile

          Comments about Taylor 614CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

          I use this guitar as my main guitar. I own 4 others and none of them can even compare. Perfect for fingerstyle guitar playing and tapping. Great for any style. Everything about this guitar is smooth.

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          614ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar

          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.

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