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Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Overview

An affordable, high-quality, all-around guitar with a comfortable neck and layered woods for an exceptional starter instrument.

Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. 100 Series models have layered walnut backs and sides, as well as new architecture for even more volume and dynamics. For people taking the first or next step in their musical journey, these instruments promise to accelerate players' growth and enhance their enjoyment.

Taylor's famous neck profile, combined with a 1-11/16-in. nut width, make it easy for developing players to form barre chords. All 100 Series models include a durable, 600-denier nylon gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points.

Grand Auditorium
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tonewoods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered walnut back and sides create a sturdy, yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
Taylor's 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 patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. 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. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Walnut (Exterior)
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Elixir Phosphor-Bronze Light Gauge Strings
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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