The Taylor 814ce DLX V-Class electro-acoustic guitar sees one of Taylor’s best selling guitars taken up a notch with new V bracing and additional premium features.
Deluxe Version of the Flagship Grand AuditoriumTaylor’s flagship grand auditorium guitar and one of their best selling guitars of all time returns in this 2018 deluxe model featuring V-Class bracing and upgraded, premium features.
Fantastic craftsmanship, amazing electronics and ground breaking innovative design come together to produce one magnificent electro acoustic guitar.
Taylor 814ce DLX V-Class Electro-Acoustic Guitar Key Features:
- V-Class Bracing
- Grand Auditorium Body
- Venetian Cutaway
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Ebony Fretboard
- Gotoh 510 Tuners
- Radius Armrest
- ES2 Acoustic Electronics
- Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case
Crafting the 814ce DLX
For the top of the 814ce DLX, Taylor have used Sitka Spruce. Being strong yet flexible, Sitka Spruce is dynamic and delivers great tone and articulation making it extremely popular for guitar soundboards.
For the back and sides of the 814ce DLX, Taylor have used Indian Rosewood. Traditional and very popular, Bob Taylor himself has said Indian Rosewood is one of the best tonewoods of all time.
The Taylor V-Class 814ce DLX also features a beautifully shaped venetian cutaway in the body of the guitar, with its soft, round lines and sloping peak, providing an elegant aesthetic while allowing for easy reach of the higher frets.
Premium Deluxe Features
Improving on an already fantastic instrument, the DLX version of the Taylor 814ce adds a couple of great features.
The first difference you’re likely to notice is the radius-style armrest made with an Indian Rosewood insert. This subtle, elegantly sloped design provides an extremely comfortable resting area for your right arm so you can play better for longer.
Up on the headstock, you’ll find Gotoh 510 tuners which boast an ultra-precise 21:1 gear ratio for amazing and secure tuning of your strings.
New V-Class Bracing
V-Class body bracing is a game changing development in Acoustic Guitar sound. This proprietary technology transforms the way an acoustic top vibrates and improves volume, sustain and tuning consistency - a bold departure away from traditional X-Braced designs.
Each V-Class Guitar features a distinctive black graphite nut (with a new formula for smoother tuning) and a new interior label, a design that features master designer Andy Powers’ signature for the first time.
- More Volume
Taylor's V-Class bracing controls the top’s flexibility, creating a more orderly rocking motion across both sides of the top. The controlled flexing movement produces greater volume.
- Longer Sustain
V-Class bracing maintains stiffness along the middle of the guitar, in the direction of the strings. That rigidity keeps the strings in motion, producing notes that resonate longer before fading out.
- Better Intonation
V-Class bracing makes the top more in tune with the vibrating strings. This eliminates much of the interference that causes some notes to waver and sound slightly out of tune. As a result, notes and chords played anywhere on the neck are more consistent and in tune with each other.
Try it in-store to hear the difference and 'Find your Perfect Fit' at Flagship PMT Stores around the UK.
Expression System 2 Electronics
Using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design, the Expression System 2 beautifully captures the dynamic properties of the 814ce DLX.
The revolutionary pickup design of the Taylor Expression System 2 delivers the latest in Taylor’s continuing innovation in the world of acoustic guitar amplification.
One secret to the ES2’s incredible performance is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup which features three separately positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors.
This unique placement and specific calibration allows for an increased capture of the dynamic range from the guitar.
Combined with Taylor’s own custom-designed professional audio-grade preamp, you get an exceptional amplified tone with incredible response.
Whether you’re playing on stage through a PA, plugged into an acoustic amplifier or recording directly onto a computer; the Expression System 2 truly delivers the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Giving you a great playing experience for your fretting hand is a Tropical Mahogany neck featuring a beautifully smooth satin finish and is attached to the body via sturdy scarf joint.
Atop the neck, offering an incredibly smooth playing experience is a West African Ebony fretboard holding 20 frets and great looking mother-of-pearl Element inlays.
A few visual tells denote the V-Class nature of this new version of the Taylor 814ce DLX, such as the black graphite nut, a new label signed by master guitar builder Andy Powers, and a new inlay on the headstock but, of course, the most impressive difference is in the sound.
Better than Ever
The deluxe version of Taylor’s flagship Grand Auditorium guitar, the Taylor 814ce DLX joins the incredible new 2018 V-Class series.
Coming to you in a deluxe hardshell case, the 814ce DLX V-Class is the perfect addition to your collection, taking Taylor guitars a to a new level of performance.
Buy the Taylor 814ce DLX V-Class electro-acoustic guitar from PMT Online now.
Taylor 814ce DLX V-Class Electro-Acoustic Guitar Specs:
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Bracing: V-Class with Relief Rout
- Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
- Pickguard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Binding/Edge Treatment: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Armrest Binding: Indian Rosewood Insert
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Rosette Mat.: Abalone
- Stain/Sunburst: None
- Wedge: None
- Armrest: Yes
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Fretboard Inlay: Element
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
- Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Heel Length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Binding: West African Ebony
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Peghead Purfling: Maple
- Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
- Peghead Inlay: Element
- Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
- Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Buttons: Chrome
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||grand auditorium|
|Body Size||full size|
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