The Electro Acoustic Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor’s proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce.
Ovangkol offers a similar tonal response and character to Rosewood, with a slightly enhanced mid-range presence. Its blend of clarity, balance and sustain give it an expressive versatility that resonates with many different types of players. The all-gloss finish of the 400 series really shows off the nuances of the Ovangkol wood, and each model seems to have it's own variegation and character. Offsetting the bolder, flashy feel of the Ovangkol body, the 414ce employs simple yet effective trimmings such as white binding, pearloid dots and a three-ring rosette for that classy, sophisticated look.
As Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shape, the Grand Auditorium body shape offers a really well-balanced tonal response, with warmth, clarity and sustain. The 414ce is well suited to singer-songwriters and musicians fronting a band, but is easily adapted for any style of music or playing style.
As with all Taylor Electro Acoustics, they have fitted their revolutionary Expression System 2 pickup, which improves tone, reliability and performance. A dynamic body sensor, string sensor and innovative behind-the-saddle design optimise the output of the guitar, so you can be assured that the natural harmonics and tone of the 414CE isn't lost once you plug it in. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
Taylor's more exotic and unusual woods such as Ovangkol and Koa really have to be seen and heard to be fully appreciated. As they are a bit more uncommon than the usual 'go-to' tonewoods, why not pop into your local PMT Store for a test-drive to hear them for yourself to find your perfect fit!
- Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
- Back & Sides: Ovangkol
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Soundhole Rosette: Plastic
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: White
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating
- Scale Length: 25 1/2 Inches
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fretboard Radius: 15 Inches
- Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern)
- Finish: Gloss
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Electronics: Taylor Expression 2 System
- Body Width: 16 Inches
- Body Depth: 4 5/8 Inches
- Body Length: 20 Inches
- Overall Length: 41 Inches
- Case: Taylor Hardshell
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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