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Taylor 800 Series 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A versatile body shape packed with Taylor's latest innovations.
You're currently viewing the Taylor 814ce with traditional X bracing. To view the V-Class version of this Taylor Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar, see the Taylor 814ce V-Class acoustic-electric guitar.
The essence of the Taylor playing experience lives within the rosewood/spruce 800 Series. With the debut of its comprehensive redesign in 2014, master guitar designer Andy Powers took what was already Taylor’s flagship guitar series and deployed an array of voicing enhancements, ranging from customized bracing and wood thicknesses for each body style to the use of protein glues and ultra-thin finish, to bring out another level of musicality. Together, these refinements deliver much more than the sum of their parts. For everyone from pros to hobbyists, they make the playing experience more expressive, inspiring and fun.
Like all 800 Series Taylors, the 814ce Grand Auditorium comes with Expression System 2 electronics and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
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. Taylor's popular 814ce offers players the ultimate all-purpose guitar. Its balance, warmth and articulation are great for fingerstyle, it has enough punch as a strummer to front a band, and the top-end power will fuel lead runs without getting shrill. It's a great choice for a gigging player looking for one guitar that can cover it all.
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. Brazilian rosewood remains a prized tonewood in the guitar world based on a hallowed heritage that traces back to the much-celebrated pre-war era of guitar building along with its scarcity due to longtime legal restrictions on its harvesting and export. The dense hardwood boasts striking visual appeal and a richly musical tone profile. Attributes include a crisp, clear, often bell-like ringing tone, especially in the treble frequencies; a warm and resonant low end; luxurious overtones that yield a wonderful complexity and sustain; and strong volume and responsiveness.
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, and active bass and treble controls.
Custom-calibrated wood thicknesses and bracing for each body shape, 3.5 mil finish thickness, protein glue (bracing and bridge), rosewood pickguard, rosewood top trim, single ring abalone rosette edged with rosewood, pearl "Element" fingerboard inlay, maple binding (non-figured).
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.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Single cutaway
- Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Grand Auditorium Bracing with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss 3.5 Top, Back and Sides
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: 2-Band
- Feedback filter: Phase
- Tuner: None
- Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
- Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: See "Other Features" above
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States
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Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 20"
Electronics: Expression System 2
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Element
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Binding: Maple .080"
Bridge Inlay: None
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
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 Light
Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Ext: None
Fretboard Binding: Maple
Heel Cap Binding: Maple
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Binding: Maple
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Mat. : Abalone
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear