Taylor 914CE 900 Series Grand Auditorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar with V-Class Bracing, ES2 Pickup & Hardshell Case
Our 900 Series stands out as our most luxurious class of rosewood guitars, blending a raft of tone-enhancing details with premium aesthetic features. The 914ce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium boasts V-Class™ bracing, which functions as a new sonic engine for the guitar. Not only does it enhance the volume and sustain, it also changes the soundboard movement in a way that improves the guitar’s natural intonation, or “in-tuneness.” The result is more power in the upper register and more harmonic agreement between all fretted notes, which helps chord voicings sing like never before. Players who love the deep lows and sparkling highs of rosewood will appreciate how well behaved the overtones are as notes bloom. Premium features include a beveled ebony armrest that makes your picking/strumming arm more comfortable, along with Gotoh 510 tuners, whose 21:1 gear ratio allows for precise tuning. Refined appointments include ebony binding, our Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in paua and pearl, a paua rosette with koa and ebony purfling, and paua/koa trim along much of the body and neck. All V-Class guitars feature a black graphite nut and a new guitar label that bears the signature of master guitar designer Andy Powers.
Grand Auditorium Shape - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Sitka Spruce Top Woods - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Indian Rosewood Body Woods - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Venetian Cutaway - The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
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: West African Crelicam Ebony
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Backstrap Wood: Match Binding
Rosette Mat.: Paua
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Ascension
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: Koa
Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Ascension
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Fingerboard Ext: Koa/Paua/Koa
Edge Trim: Koa/Paua/Koa