Taylor's 2012 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar offers the vintage look and full-bodied tone of Rosewood. Combined with an Engelmann Spruce Top Taylor's ES Expression System and a slick venetian cutaway, this Grand Auditorium guitar shines in any venue.
Taylor 2012 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
Engelmann Spruce Top
- Indian Rosewood Back and Sides with Engelmann Spruce Top
- Tropical American Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
- Heritage Diamond Inlay
- Taylor Chrome Tuners
- Taylor ES Expression System
- Includes Taylor Hardshell Case
Known as white, European or German spruce; Engelmann Spruce is technically different species. It is usually visually distinguishable from Sitka by its creamier complexion. Sonically, Engelmann has a mature tone, and yields a slightly richer midrange than Sitka, which makes a guitar sound a bit older. Old growth Engelmann tends to have a sonic attribute of smoothness or refinement to it, but the days of older growth Engelmann trees are essentially gone for now.
Taylor Expression System Electronics
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System in the Taylor 2012 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
The Taylor Grand Auditorium Body
Taylor's Grand Auditorium combines the width and depth of a Dreadnought with a narrower waist. Its sleek design yields a strong treble zing across the tonal spectrum and sharpens the definition of individual notes. The Taylor 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.
The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
Taylor 700 Series Guitars
Taylor's 700 Series Rosewood Guitars feature either an Engelmann spruce or cedar top. Engelmann yields a slightly more aged tone than Sitka, and accommodates fairly aggressive playing, while the softer cedar has a darker look and yields the kind of warmth that fingerstylists and other players with a light-to-medium touch will love. Ivoroid Heritage fingerboard inlays conjure a distinctively old-school Americana vibe.