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Taylor 914ce Bocote Limited-Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Overview

Grand Auditorium acoustic with exotic bocote tonewood and ES2 electronics.

Taylor Guitars has built a reputation for great sound, superb playability, advanced acoustic-electric designs and a commitment to exploring sustainability in guitar building. The Taylor 914ce LTD, available in extremely limited numbers, is a great example of Taylor's amazing collection of gorgeous tonewoods. Featuring a carefully selected Sitka spruce top with back and sides of bocote, a uniquely figured Mexican hardwood, the guitar achieves a superb dynamic range, with articulate low end, rich mids and crisp highs. The appointments are exquisite—Indian rosewood pickguard and top trim, mother-of-pearl peghead and fingerboard inlays, an abalone rosette edged in rosewood, rock maple binding, ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots and Taylor's Radius Armrest. Let's take a moment to dig a little deeper into this very special guitar.

Wood Drives the Tone

Sitka spruce is often held to be the definitive tonewood for acoustic guitar tops. It offers a blend of elasticity and stiffness that creates a broad dynamic range and a crisp articulation to each note. The bocote, used for the back and sides of the 914ce LTD, in addition to its unique figuring and color, adds rich lows, adds color to the midrange, and accents the fidelity of the ringing highs, combining with the spruce top for a full-range tone and serious sustain. By combining these woods, Taylor achieves excellent touch sensitivity, and a richly complex sound that you'll come back to again and again.

Shaped by Players' Needs

The Grand Auditorium body shape, developed by Taylor, has been an integral part of the "Taylor sound" and has become a player favorite due to its versatility. Whether you're a fingerstyle player, strummer or hybrid stylist, the 914ce LTD responds with clear, balanced tone across the entire spectrum, making it an excellent all-purpose acoustic-electric.

Innovation Moves the Air

Taylor's V-Class bracing has been a game changer in acoustic guitar design. Taking the next step beyond traditional X bracing, it literally creates a new platform for acoustic guitars. By increasing the flexibility of the top without compromising strength, it allows for both greater volume and sustain while taming aspects of random top vibration that could cancel out some frequencies and cause others to sound a little out of tune. Added benefits are increased ease of tuning and a more balanced response, both up and down, as well as across the entire fingerboard.

Dynamic, Plugged or Unplugged

The Taylor 914ce LTD features Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup and preamp for full dynamic range, whether you're playing in your living room or onstage. By developing a three-part pickup system that mounts behind the saddle, rather than under it, Taylor enables the saddle to have full, direct contact with the bridge, for a complete transfer of string vibrations to the sensitive V-Class braced top. Combine this with the custom-designed preamp, and the end result is a faithful reproduction of your guitar's voice when recording direct or playing through an acoustic guitar amp.

Taylor Guitars has always stood for unmatched build quality, incredibly stable, amazingly playable necks and versatile tone. These extremely limited editions drive home those qualities in a very special way.

Features

  • Solid spruce top and bocote body
  • Mahogany neck with Standard Taylor Profile
  • West African ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle transducer

Taylor Guitars has built a reputation for great sound, superb playability, advanced acoustic-electric designs and a commitment to exploring sustainability in guitar building. The Taylor 914ce LTD, available in extremely limited numbers, is a great example of Taylor's amazing collection of gorgeous tonewoods. Featuring a carefully selected Sitka spruce top with back and sides of bocote, a uniquely figured Mexican hardwood, the guitar achieves a superb dynamic range, with articulate low end, rich mids and crisp highs. The appointments are exquisite—Indian rosewood pickguard and top trim, mother-of-pearl peghead and fingerboard inlays, an abalone rosette edged in rosewood, rock maple binding, ebony bridge pins with green abalone dots and Taylor's Radius Armrest. Let's take a moment to dig a little deeper into this very special guitar.

Taylor 914ce Bocote LTD Main Features

  • Solid spruce top and bocote body
  • Mahogany neck with Standard Taylor Profile
  • West African ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle transducer

Wood Drives the Tone

Sitka spruce is often held to be the definitive tonewood for acoustic guitar tops. It offers a blend of elasticity and stiffness that creates a broad dynamic range and a crisp articulation to each note. The bocote, used for the back and sides of the 914ce LTD, in addition to its unique figuring and color, adds rich lows, adds color to the midrange, and accents the fidelity of the ringing highs, combining with the spruce top for a full-range tone and serious sustain. By combining these woods, Taylor achieves excellent touch sensitivity, and a richly complex sound that you'll come back to again and again.

Shaped by Players' Needs

The Grand Auditorium body shape, developed by Taylor, has been an integral part of the "Taylor sound" and has become a player favorite due to its versatility. Whether you're a fingerstyle player, strummer or hybrid stylist, the 914ce LTD responds with clear, balanced tone across the entire spectrum, making it an excellent all-purpose acoustic-electric.

Innovation Moves the Air

Taylor's V-Class bracing has been a game changer in acoustic guitar design. Taking the next step beyond traditional X bracing, it literally creates a new platform for acoustic guitars. By increasing the flexibility of the top without compromising strength, it allows for both greater volume and sustain while taming aspects of random top vibration that could cancel out some frequencies and cause others to sound a little out of tune. Added benefits are increased ease of tuning and a more balanced response, both up and down, as well as across the entire fingerboard.

Dynamic, Plugged or Unplugged

The Taylor 914ce LTD features Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup and preamp for full dynamic range, whether you're playing in your living room or onstage. By developing a three-part pickup system that mounts behind the saddle, rather than under it, Taylor enables the saddle to have full, direct contact with the bridge, for a complete transfer of string vibrations to the sensitive V-Class braced top. Combine this with the custom-designed preamp, and the end result is a faithful reproduction of your guitar's voice when recording direct or playing through an acoustic guitar amp.

Taylor Guitars has always stood for unmatched build quality, incredibly stable, amazingly playable necks and versatile tone. These extremely limited editions drive home those qualities in a very special way.

Specs

914ce Bocote Limited-Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium Single Cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Bocote
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Mircata/Graphite
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Other
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 510
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of origin: United States
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