Presentation Series guitars like the Taylor PS14CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar occupy a class all their own. The Taylor PS14CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar offers high-end details includeding colorful paua edging, a cocobolo backstrap, and an elaborate Nouveau vine fingerboard inlay complemented by elegant headstock torch and bridge inlays. Offered with Gotoh Gold tuners and a bone nut and saddle, the Taylor PS14CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar offers incredible ES electronics and a sleek Venetian cutaway.
Cocobolo Back and Sides
Originating in Central Mexico, the Cocobolo wood used on the back and sides of the Taylor PS14CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a fairly bright tone. Sonically, it's similar to koa, but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although it doesn't have quite the full low end of rosewood or ovangkol. Fast and responsive, with moderate note decay, it makes the Taylor PS14CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar articulate with lots of note distinction.
Goes Well With: A wide range of playing styles. Also, with players who want a brighter rosewood sound with a little less low end and a little more treble zing.
Taylor ES: Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple: People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they 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.
Breakthrough Technology: 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 fingerboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
Integrated Design: The ES was designed in-house, alongside Taylor's acoustic guitars, which allowed us 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.