The Taylor 814ce V-Class electro-acoustic guitar sees the incredible return of Taylor’s flagship Grand Auditorium style guitar with new and improved bracing.
A New Class of Guitars
The Grand Auditorium is Taylor’s signature guitar shape, and of the Grand Auditorium family, the 814ce is the flagship model.
One of Taylor’s best selling guitars of all time, the Taylor 814ce electro-acoustic guitar returns for 2018 better than ever, making use of Taylor’s ground breaking new V-Class bracing architecture for improved tone, volume and sustain.
Taylor 814ce 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
- ES2 Acoustic Electronics
- Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case
Taylor’s Flagship Grand Auditorium
One of the best selling guitars available from Taylor, the Taylor 814ce is their flagship Grand Auditorium guitar which is Taylor’s own signature shape.
With a size that is somewhere between a Dreadnought guitar and a Grand Concert, this Grand Auditorium guitar delivers the best of both worlds with great sound across the spectrum while being perfectly suited to both picking and strumming.
Crafting the 814ce
For the top of the 814ce, 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, 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 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.
New V-Class Bracing
New from Taylor is their ground-breaking new bracing design, known as V-Class bracing, which transforms the way the guitar's top vibrates and dramatically enhancing the sound.
Marking a huge departure from traditional X-bracing, V-Class bracing produces notes that are louder, more in tune with each other and with greater sustain.
Using V-Class bracing, the guitar’s soundboard can be both incredible stiff and flexible at the same time, and results in increased volume and sustain while also improving intonation.
Expression System 2 Electronics
Using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design, the Expression System 2 beautifully captures the dynamic properties of the 814ce.
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, 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
Already one of Taylor’s best selling guitars of all time, the Taylor 814ce returns as part of the 2018 V-Class series with improved tone, resonance and volume.
Coming to you in a deluxe hardshell case, the 814ce V-Class is the perfect addition to your collection, taking Taylor guitars a to a new level of performance.
Buy the Taylor 814ce V-Class electro-acoustic guitar and have this incredible instrument on its way to you.
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.
Taylor 814ce 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: Taylor Nickel
- 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 4.5
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss 4.5
- Armrest Binding: None
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Rosette Mat.: Abalone
- Stain/Sunburst: None
- Wedge: None
- Armrest: No
- 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: Nickel
- 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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