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Taylor 400 Series 414e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars continue to be discovered and embraced by players, th...Click To Read More About This Product
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Taylor spruce and ovangkol grand auditorium with ES2 system.
Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars continue to be discovered and embraced by players, thanks in part to a compelling full-range tone profile that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol's natural tonal breadth and dynamic range fit many different playing applications and body styles. An all-gloss body adds a burnished complexion that ties ovangkol's toasted golden color tones together with the buttery Sitka Spruce top. All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
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.
Tone Wood Pairing
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. Solid ovangkol back and sides complement the top with a sound that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol is an African relative of rosewood that shares a wide tonal spectrum from lows to highs, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble that resembles koa.
Taylor's ES2 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 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 acoustically or plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Body type: Grand Auditorium
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Ovangkol
Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard III
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
Tuning machines: Nickel
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Country of origin: United States
Masterful handcraft at every turn. What a beautiful instrument.
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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