Taylor 814CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar
The Taylor 814CE is perennially one of their most popular models. The exquisite 814CE brings together the unmistakeable tone of rosewood, classic Taylor styling, and the versatility of a Grand Auditorium body, plus adds a cutaway and Expression System electronics to complete the perfect picking package.
Taylor 814CE Features
Taylor 814CE Electronics: The Taylor Expression System
- Indian Rosewood Back and Sides with Sitka Spruce Top
- Abalone Soundhole Rosette with Pearl Inlays
- Tropical American Mahogany Neck with 20 Fret Ebony Fingerboard
- Tusq Nut and Saddle
- Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
- Taylor Expression System Electronics
- Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar’s native tone, the Expression System 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.
Taylor 800 Series
The 800 Series traces its roots to Bob Taylor’s first guitars and reflects many of his most enduring ideas. The new 800s feature quartersawn Indian rosewood backs and sides, premium-grade Sitka spruce tops, and a new pearl inlay design. A shimmering abalone rosette complements the upgraded maple binding with black purfling.
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 Grand Auditorium is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.
Taylor 814CE Woods: Sitka Spruce Top; Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
Sitka beautifully responds to rosewood’s special language, translating its rich overtones and dark humors into a tonal palette of stunning breadth.
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.