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Taylor 614ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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This First Edition Cutaway Grand Auditorium marks the debut of Taylors revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements t...Click To Read More About This Product
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Innovations in construction and delicate details make this First Edition Taylor a must-have.
This First Edition Cutaway Grand Auditorium marks the debut of Taylors revoiced maple 600 Series, featuring a package of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maples historically bright tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice.
Among the design nuances are Adirondack spruce Advanced Performance bracing, which features a maple-specific back bracing profile that enhances the guitars responsiveness; the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components; and a thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening.
A hand-rubbed œBrown Sugar color treatment on the back and sides gives maples striking figure a burnished copper glow without adding extra thickness to the finish. The Sitka spruce top is specially seasoned using torrefaction, a roasting process that helps produce an aged tonal character marked by greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.
Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays; an inlaid ebony backstrap; and an additional headstock inlay on this First Edition model.
Other standout details include ebony binding with ivoroid body purfling; an ebony rosette edged in ivoroid; a striped ebony pickguard; Taylor nickel tuners; and Taylors Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar includes a First Edition label and a deluxe hardshell case with a commemorative First Edition nameplate.
A versatile guitar shape equally suited for fingerpicking and strumming
An original Bob Taylor design introduced in 1994
Full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings
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- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Single cutaway
- Top wood: Spruce Sitka
- Back & sides: Maple Figured
- Bracing pattern: Advanced performance with relief rout
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Not specified
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Neck wood: Maple Hard rock
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
- Preamp EQ: 2-band
- Feedback filter: Not applicable
- Tuner: Not applicable
- Headstock overlay: Ebony
- Tuning machines: Nickel
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Limited edtion, Special headstock logo
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
- Country of origin: United States
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Comments about Taylor 614ce First Edition Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I have 11 guitars and for years have been a Martin man. Up until this guitar, my main guitar was a Martin D28, followed by my Martin 000-15m. Taylor's always seemed a bit too bright for me and loved the bass/warmth of Martin's that fit my style of blues and Neil Young, Dylan type stuff. Forget maple, way too bright!
Lately I've been getting into more fingerstyle guitar and was looking at giving Taylor another go when I stumbled across this revamped 600 series.
First off, the looks of this guitar are just incredible. The finish, inlays, and binding is beautiful. It has a throw back feel while also giving a classical instrument vibe. The GA size is perfect for me as I find myself playing sitting down or on a couch more often than not.
Now the sound. Booming butter comes to mind! I expected this guitar to do well with the mids and highs compared to my Martins, especially up the neck. They do, and have this really sweet spot. That said, what really shocked me was the bass and warmth! I didn't think it would compete with my Martin, but the bass booms and has this beautiful round, warm sound.
If you couldn't tell, this is now my #1 guitar. I still love my Martin's and they will come into the rotation, but this Taylor is now my go to guitar for all around playing. I now see the D28 being my main guitar for flatpicking and the Martin 000-15m for fingerstyle blues, but the Taylor can do all styles and has an amazing, unique voice. Great job Taylor!