The 814CE-SB from Taylor is the ultimate all-purpose guitar. It's superb construction and tonewood choices offer guitarists the perfect balance: plenty of warmth and articulation for fingerstyle players; plenty of punch for pick users, with enough top-end power to fuel lead runs without getting shrill. This excellent, premium-grade Electro Acoustic boasts the kind of sounds that are enough to make even the most discerning acoustic guitarist weak at the knees.
Premium Grade Electronics, Excellent Tonewoods, Highly Versatile
The mid-sized Grand Auditorium is Taylor's most popular guitar shape, giving players the presence and sound of a larger Dreadnought, whilst offering the playability of a smaller Grand Concert, and being versatile enough to meet them both in the middle when it comes to playstyle preference. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top with Tobacco Sunburst finish, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Taylor's ES2 pickup system, high-grade 3.5mm gloss finish and a whole host of premium-grade appointments, the 814CE-SB is a force to be reckoned with.
The 814CE-SB is constructed with a Solid Sitka Spruce top and an Indian Rosewood back and sides. Sitka Spruce is one of the most commonly used tonewoods for acoustic guitar tops, and helps generate a broad dynamic range, acommodating numerous play styles, whether you want to go with all-out aggressive strumming or light-fingerpicking.
As one of the most popular and musically rich tonewoods, Indian Rosewood offers a sweeping frequency range at both ends of the tonal spectrum. This wood sounds deeper in the low ends and brighter at the top ends that other woods can manage. This iconic wood is incredibly versatile, and when partnered with Solid Spruce can produce a harmonically rich voice, with a bright and sparkling top end.
The 3.5mm gloss finish on the 814CE-SB helps to preserve the premium tone-producing capability of this versatile Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar. This ultra-thin finish provides excellent protection for the tonewoods, but is thin enough to allow the woods to "breathe", resulting in a much more natural sounding instrument.
High Grade Electronics
With Taylor's very own ES2 (Expression System 2) you get a revolutionary pickup design that's been engineered to deliver the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guita amplification. Complete with a patented behind-the-saddle pickup with three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, the ES2 captures a much more dynamic range of acoustic sound than any of its predecessors.
The ES2 is complimented by Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, which produces a highly-responsive and incredible amplified tone. The combination of the ES2 with this preamp ensures that whether you're on stage and playing through a PA or amp, or even recording in the studio, your guitar signal is recreated as faithfully as possible.
Amazing 12 Year Warranty
Get an amazing 12 year limited warranty on all new Taylor guitars.
At PMT Online, we offer a two year warranty on this guitar as standard while Taylor offer an extra 10 years of warranty cover on top.
Just purchase your guitar at PMT Online and you're covered by our 2 year warranty.
Then, just register your new Taylor guitar over at TaylorGuitars.com/Register for an additional 10 years warranty with Taylor.
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
- Pickguard: Rosewood
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut / Micarta Saddle
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Body Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Back Config: 2-Piece, No Wedge
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Back / Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Stain / Sunburst: Tobacco Sunburst Top
- Rosette Material: Abalone
- Fretboard Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Element
- Number of Frets: 20
- Heel Cap Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Neck / Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
- Peghead Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
- Buttons: Nickel
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||1x piezo active|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||grand auditorium|
|Body Size||full size|
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