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Taylor 414 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar   

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The Taylor 414 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar lets players continue to discover solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pair...Read More

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A picker's dream mid-size acoustic with Sitka spruce top and ovangkol back and sides.

The Taylor 414 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar lets players continue to discover solid African ovangkol's responsive, rosewood-like tone, which pairs well with Sitka spruce and can accommodate a range of playing styles. White binding applies a crisp counterpoint against the gloss top and mottled brown hues of ovangkol.

Grand Auditorium (GA)
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 Taylor's best-selling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won't let you down.

Ovangkol
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.

FEATURES
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Top Wood: Sitka spruce
  • Body Length: 19-1/2"
  • Electronics: None
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Cutaway: None
  • Body Depth: 4-3/8"
  • 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: Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: White
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: White
  • Heel Cap Binding: White
  • Heel length: 3-1/4"
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: Ebony
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
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Taylor414 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar
 
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5.0

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By Stan

from Princeton, NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great All Purpose Guitar
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Features Errors

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Taylor 414 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

There are two errors in the Features listing for this Taylor 414. The Scale length is shown as 24-7/8" but it is actually 25-1/2" scale. The Brand of Strings is shown as D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension but is actually Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light.

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