The Taylor 814ce LTD 2012 Spring Limited Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar
provides players with a luscious tone and elegant looks thanks to its Cocobolo back and sides and Sitka Spruce top. Cocobolo gives the 814ce LTD Spring Edition guitar an outstanding voice with great volume and a deep low end that’s balanced by a sweet top end. Curly Maple binding on the Taylor Grand Auditorium body beautifully ties it all together.
Taylor 814ce LTD 2012 Spring Limited Edition Guitar Features
- Cocobolo back and sides for great volume and a deep low end that’s balanced by an overall brightness
- Sitka Spruce top projects with great clarity and resonance
- Grand Auditorium body shape works great for strummers and fingerstylists
- Taylor Expression System produces a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound
- Curly Maple binding gives a luxurious look
Few woods can match cocobolo’s assertive visual beauty, expressed through bold, fiery hues and dramatic variegation. Tonally, cocobolo is known for its volume and a deep low end that’s balanced by an overall brightness, making it a favorite among players. Normally used for Taylor’s Presentation Series and Build to Order guitars, this spring they have paired cocobolo with premium Taylor 800 Series appointments in the 814ce LTD Spring acoustic electric guitar.
Grand Auditorium Shape
Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium bears proportions that fall 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 GA delivers on both fronts. The shape produced an acoustic voice that’s big enough to handle medium-strength strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing.
Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System (ES) on the 814ce LTD 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.