"The sound is captivating too, as the 614ce is unlike a traditional maple guitar in the sonic department. Its girthy low-end is instantly inspiring, and the rich and complex midrange provides that sense of notes blossoming when you fingerpick or play arpeggiated chords. Musical sounding and with superb balance across the frequency spectrum, this guitar never sounds overly bright, yet it punches through with a stringy attack when you drive the strings with a flatpick. The 614ce’s warm, encompassing response gives the sense of intimacy that singer-songwriters crave, yet the guitar has plenty of motive power for playing bluegrass or supporting the rhythm groove in a loud country band." - Guitar Player
Taylor's Maple/Spruce Grand Auditorium has always been a versatile performer, and this edition boasts an array of tone-enhancing refinements that transform Maple’s tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice. As a result, players can expect an even more dynamic and expressive musical tool. Design nuances include a Maple-specific back bracing profile and a special seasoning process for the Spruce top called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Other touches include the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include Ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid Ebony backstrap, ebony binding with Ivoroid purfling, an Ebony/Ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Grand Auditorium - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Solid Sitka Spruce top - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka Spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Solid Maple back and sides - Re-voiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”- grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
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.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Pickguard: Striped Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay
Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid