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MF MD HG 18 Month Financing 02-25-15
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Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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The 314ceES2 features a Grand Auditorium with a Venetian cutaway and gloss-finish Sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides. Sapele shares mahogany...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Solid electronics and sapele tonewood helps separate this hybrid from the rest of the pack.

The 314ceES2 features a Grand Auditorium with a Venetian cutaway and gloss-finish Sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides. Sapele shares mahogany's lively tonal response, and with the spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that gives this guitar a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele's ribbon-like grain, with large pearl fretboard dots adding a traditional touch. Expression System electronics help you get accurate tone when you're plugged in.

Grand Auditorium
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell 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 was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing.

The GA's overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be one of Taylor's bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won't let you down.

Sapele
An alternative tonewood that joined the Taylor fold over a decade ago. It's sometimes mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing.

Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

FEATURES
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Sitka spruce
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Black
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: Black
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Heel length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

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