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Taylor Limited Edition 914ce - Natural Sinker Redwood

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An Impeccable 914ce Limited Edition

Combining premium aesthetics with tone-enhancing details, the 900 Series is Taylor's flagship class of rosewood guitars. The richly grained sinker redwood top of this Limited Edition 914ce Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar pairs beautifully with the Indian rosewood back and sides to deliver a powerful, beautifully balanced sound forged by Taylor's revolutionary V-Class Bracing and amplified flawlessly by the onboard Expression System 2 electronics. If you're a guitarist who appreciates the robust lows and crisp highs of rosewood, you'll relish how well mannered the overtones are as your notes bloom. While your ears delight in the 914ce's mellifluous tone, your eyes will savor its elegant appointments, which include mother-of-pearl and pink abalone fingerboard Ascension inlays and a beveled ebony armrest for enhanced picking and strumming comfort.

V-Class bracing: a sonic revelation

Bracing is the internal framework of an acoustic guitar that helps shape its sound. Although X-bracing has been standard in acoustic guitars for over a century, it creates an innate conflict between two key elements of a guitar’s sound: volume and sustain. The guitar's top (its soundboard) contributes to both. The flexibility of the top generates volume (projection), while its stiffness generates sustain. And with X-braced guitar tops, here's where the trade-off comes in: when something is made stiffer, its flexibility is reduced (and vice versa). V-Class bracing changes all that.

With Taylor's V-Class bracing, an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible — for more volume and sustain. V-Class bracing provides stiffness parallel to the strings for more rigidity and hence sustain. Flexibility on either side generates the air movement necessary for robust projection. It's the best of both worlds. This groundbreaking innovation also improves intonation, not only producing notes that are louder with longer sustain — but more in tune with each other. V-Class bracing boosts volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the instrument by creating a more synergistic response from the soundboard. This fosters a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords to ring out in cohesive splendor. Pick up a Taylor with V-Class bracing and experience it for yourself.

Tonewood alchemy for brilliant, bold response

Sinker redwood's tight grain structure and cross-grain stiffness deliver brilliant, bold response with warm overtones. Sliced from massive old-growth redwood logs reclaimed from river beds, the tops typically display rich variegation imparted by up to a century or more of submergence in the silt and mineral-rich water. The wood from trees of this size and age tends to exhibit tight grain with pronounced cross-grain stiffness, which generally translates to a bold, forward response — with spruce-like brilliance that is nicely complemented by warm, cedar-like overtones. Guitar gurus sometimes characterize sinker redwood's sound as "turbocharged cedar."

Used for the back and sides of the 914ce, Indian rosewood’s extended frequency range and rich, musical tonality have elevated it to premium status among tonewoods. Its potent low end can serve up a throaty growl, while sparkling treble notes ring out with bell-like clarity. Slighted scooped in the midrange (as compared with mahogany), rosewood acoustic guitars are perfect for solo performance, vocal accompaniment, and tracking in sparser arrangements.

Grand Auditorium body style delivers presence and comfort

The 914ce responds gracefully to a wide range of playing styles, thanks to its medium-sized Grand Auditorium body. Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style employs the width and depth of the dreadnought. However, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand Auditorium guitars a sleeker look, and more treble zing. The Grand Auditorium body style also helps to focus and sharpen the definition of each note — a quality desirable in any musical genre. You'll also find your Grand Auditorium guitar to be incredibly comfortable, whether playing seated or standing.

Cutting-edge Taylor Expression System 2 electronics

If you play plugged in, you're going to love the Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics built into your 914ce. The key to this highly effective system is the 3-section proprietary pickup located behind the saddle. Because of where it's positioned and how it's integrated into the instrument's saddle, the ES2 pickup provides you with remarkably clear and accurate sound. In addition to a master volume control, a pair of tone controls lets you tweak your highs and lows to get the sound you need, and a discreet polarity switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 914ce LTD Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Sinker redwood top, Indian rosewood back and sides; gloss finish
  • Top bracing: V-Class with relief rout
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Tropical mahogany neck with satin finish
  • West African ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl and pink abalone Ascension inlays
  • Black graphite nut; 25.5" scale length
  • West African ebony bridge, Micarta saddle
  • Taylor tuning machines
  • Expression System 2 electronics

 

Tech Specs

  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Thin Gloss
  • Top Wood: Sinker Redwood
  • Back & Sides Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Body Bracing: V-Class
  • Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Radius: 15"
  • Fingerboard Material: West African Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-pearl/Pink Abalone Ascension
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Black Graphite/Micarta
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Electronics: ES2
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Case Included: Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: H902002111000477000

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