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Taylor AD14ce 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

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Overview

A 50th anniversary Taylor acoustic-electric with exquisite looks and tone.

The limited-edition Taylor AD14ce-SB LTD celebrates 50 years of the renowned guitar maker with a stunning Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric. Handcrafted in the USA, it pairs beautiful looks with Taylor's latest innovations for an exceptional playing experience. The Taylor AD14ce-SB LTD features a solid walnut back and sides paired with a solid spruce top in an elegant tobacco sunburst finish, along with commemorative appointments like a faux tortoise pickguard. With Taylor's V-Class bracing and Expression System 2 electronics, it delivers impressive volume, sustain and amplified tone. The Grand Auditorium body provides a balanced response across fingerpicking, strumming and more. Walnut lends an earthy warmth, blending beautifully with the spruce top's shimmering highs.

V-Class Bracing Engine Boosts Volume and Intonation

Taylor's advanced V-Class bracing is a sonic powerhouse, optimizing your guitar's response. Notes ring out with more volume and sustain compared to traditional bracing. Even better, V-Class resolves the tuning issues that have long plagued acoustics. Your AD14ce-SB LTD will play in tune all over the fingerboard. Chords sound fuller and more harmonious. Single notes bloom with resonance and decay gracefully. It's also easier to get perfectly tuned thanks to the pure pitch.

ES2 Electronics Convey the True Acoustic Tone

Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics faithfully amplify the AD14ce-SB LTD's natural acoustic voice. The key is the patented behind-the-saddle pickup with three sensors that capture your guitar's dynamics and nuances. Together with Taylor's clear-sounding preamp, the ES2 produces exceptional plugged-in tone. The easy-access volume, bass and treble controls let you shape your sound for the venue. Whether on stage through a PA or direct into a mixing board, the ES2 conveys the beauty of your Taylor.

The Grand Auditorium Excels Across Playing Styles

The Grand Auditorium's versatile shape is a Taylor original that helped define their acoustic sound. Its balanced tone works well for fingerpicking, strumming chords or medium picking. The GA responds evenly across the tonal spectrum to deliver a clear, full-bodied voice. The Venetian cutaway grants comfortable access to the highest notes. The slim mahogany neck offers smooth playability. With the AD14ce-SB LTD's musical range, you can play any genre with excellence.

Walnut and Spruce Pairing Provides Rich, Complex Tone

The walnut back and sides offer deep lows, focused mids and clear treble notes. Its natural compression evens out the attack for a smooth response. Spruce adds crisp, articulate highs with impressive volume and sustain. Together they create a versatile acoustic palette to suit any playing style. Strummed chords ring out with complexity. Picked notes have definition and warmth. The AD14ce-SB LTD fills any room with its lush, detailed voice.

Limited to 1,974 Guitars Worldwide

Only 1,974 of these special 50th anniversary AD14ce-SB guitars will be crafted, making this a rare chance to own a piece of Taylor's legacy. The commemorative interior label marks its special place in Taylor's story.

Features

  • Crafted in celebration of Taylor's 50th anniversary, featuring a solid walnut/spruce wood pairing and hand-sprayed tobacco sunburst top
  • V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes with clearer, consistent response and greater sonic alignment
  • Expression System 2 pickup/preamp delivers exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness
  • Mahogany neck with standard Taylor profile, smoked eucalyptus fingerboard and headstock overlay
  • Popular Grand Auditorium body shape responds to various playing styles with a balanced, full-range tone
  • Walnut back and sides produce a pronounced midrange with warm lows and clear highs
  • Gold Taylor tuning machines and acrylic-dotted ebony bridge pins
  • Ships with a super durable yet lightweight AeroCase
  • Limited to 1,974 guitars worldwide commemorating Taylor's 50th anniversary

Order yourself a Taylor AD14ce-SB LTD 50th Anniversary before it sells out.

Specs

AD14ce 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Spruce 
  • Back & sides: Walnut
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class 
  • Body finish: Satin with Tobacco Sunburst Top
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Smoked Eucalyptus 
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band, Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
Other
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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