Used Taylor 814CE
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.
- Grand Auditorium Indian Rosewood Body w/ Sitka Spruce Top
- 25.5″ Scale Tropical Mahogany Neck
- Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
- Ebony Bridge & Fingerboard
- Hardshell Case Included
NOTE: this guitar is definitely a player’s guitar and it shows multiple signs of wear both on the top and on the frets, particularly on the lower end of the fretboard (positions 1-6). It still plays and sounds great, but the frets will need work in the near future. Because of these, this guitar is sold “as is”.
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