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Taylor 814ce V Class electro acoustic
According to Taylor guitars:
Our flagship Grand Auditorium now boasts even more sonic delights with the addition of our groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture. The classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence, and high-range sparkle, but V-Class bracing elevates that tone to new heights. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. Standout material features include a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Grand Auditorium body
The 814ce is shaped to Taylor’s Grand Auditorium (GA) body style, which is often described at the ultimate all-purpose model for tackling any musical style. Whether you prefer to play fingerstyle or with a pick, the balanced dimensions of the 814ce make it a joy to perform with. The back and sides are built using Indian rosewood, which establishes a firm and unyielding midrange tonal foundation. Paired with this is a solid Sitka spruce top, a wood that is noted for its impressive resonance that encourages a broad dynamic range with crisp clear tones. The understated natural finish is protected by a layer of gloss to protect and preserve the wood for as long as possible, allowing it to age gracefully.
V-Class bracing pattern
Taylor’s revolutionary V-Class bracing pattern is an evolution in guitar soundboard design, resulting in a variety of profound improvements to the 814ce. Increased soundboard stiffness translates to greater volume, whilst superior stiffness along the middle of the guitar ensures that strings maintain motion for length resonance to result in enviable sustain. Not only that but intonation is enhanced so that chords and notes retain greater consistency across the entire length of the neck. Whether you’re strumming along to your favourite tracks at home, hitting the studio to lay down some recordings or performing to adoring fans on stage, the V-Class bracing pattern ensures that you’re always at the top of your game.
Joined to the body via a scarf joint is a supple yet supportive tropical mahogany neck, which offers a generous 25.5-inch scale length to optimise string consistency. The satin finish across the neck prevents stickiness or tackiness from holding you back during performances. Married to the neck is a glorious West African ebony fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with unique Element inlays to guide your way. Ebony binding ensures smooth transitions between each and every fret, whilst the elegant Venetian cutaway allows the highest reaches of the neck to be accessed comfortably.
Expression System 2 Electronics
The 814ce benefits from Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics system, which translates the rich timbre of the guitar with the utmost clarity when playing via an amplifier. Taylor’s ground-breaking behind-the-saddle design captures the subtle nuances of your performance by closely monitoring the pendulum-like movement of sound transferred from the strings via crystals installed behind the saddle. With an enhanced preamp design, the 814ce offers a hotter output to make it simpler to plug-and-play.
|Shipping Weight||10 kg|