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Taylor 814ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The 814ce V-Class guitar truly embodies the Taylor experience. It features rosewood and spruce tonewoods, Taylor V-Class bracing, and the Taylor ES2 ...Click To Read More About This Product
Top-notch Taylor with innovative bracing for better performance and intonation.
The 814ce V-Class guitar truly embodies the Taylor experience. It features rosewood and spruce tonewoods, Taylor V-Class bracing, and the Taylor ES2 pickup system. Master guitar designer Andy Powers brought a new level of musicality to Taylor's flagship 814ce acoustic guitar with voicing refinements in 2014, ranging from custom bracing and wood thicknesses for each body style to protein glues and an ultra-thin finish. In 2018, Taylor V-Class bracing was added to boost volume and increase sustain. Together, these adjustments make the Taylor 814ce V-Class playing experience more expressive, inspiring and fun. The 814ce V-Class's high-fidelity sonic detail drives a new level of guitar playing bliss The Taylor 814ce V-Class acoustic guitar also comes loaded with Taylor Expression System 2 electronics and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case for optimal fit and protection.
Grand Auditorium Body Shape
Originally designed by Taylor, the Grand Auditorium body style is part of the history of the Taylor acoustic guitar sound. The popular GA body style makes for a versatile guitar. It produces ample volume in response to light finger picking, and delivers clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum with medium strumming. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the Taylor GA is an excellent choice.
Rosewood and Spruce Tonewoods
An acoustic guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has an impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce, as found on the Tayor 814ce V-Class, is the most popular 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 Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tonewoods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tonewoods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range—deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs—rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.
Taylor V-Class Bracing
A new approach to acoustic guitar design, Taylor V-Class bracing is a new alternative to traditional X-bracing, It optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the tuning issues that acoustic guitars typically encounter. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out. The Taylor 814ce V-Class boasts clearer, more consistent response. The entire fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing and listening experience. Guitars with Taylor V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. Other benefits: harmonics ring more uniformly down the neck, notes are louder with more projection and sustain, and notes are more consistent. Upper register notes don't get choked out or swallowed. Fewer sour sonic qualities exist with chords. A more agreeable relationship is created between notes as they ripen, bloom and decay.
Taylor ES2 Electronics
The Taylor 814ce features Taylor's ES2 pickup design. The Expression System 2 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 acoustically 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.
- V-Class bracing
- Taylor ES2 electronics
- Nickel hardware
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- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
- Bracing pattern: V-Class with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss 3.5
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: West African Ebony
- Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5"
- 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: No
- Headstock overlay: West African ebony
- Tuning machines: Taylor nickel tuner with nickel buttons
- Bridge: West African ebony
- Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/Teflon-infused graphite nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Deluxe hardshell case
- Country of origin: United States
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Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
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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.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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