Taylor 814ce DLX
"Playing the 814ce DLX, it becomes apparent that the additions have a direct impact on the guitar’s performance. The beautifully executed rosewood armrest is smaller than Taylor’s standard bevel, but its effect on playing comfort is undeniable, as the rounded edge gives the right arm a smooth surface to rest on. Similarly, the smooth-turning Gotoh 510 tuners’ 21:1 ratio allows for ultra-precise adjustments. Tonally, the guitar has an impressively large sonic range, with a complex character whether played fingerstyle or flatpicked, and it’s likely that the stiff Adirondack bracing has a turbo-charging effect on the guitar’s Sitka spruce top." - Teja Gerken, Peghead Nation
This deluxe-edition 814ce takes a best-selling Taylor model to even greater heights. The 814ce’s evergreen appeal comes from its impressive musical versatility, along with recent internal voicing upgrades that boost the warmth and produce a richer low-end response. The 814ce Deluxe sports a trio of additional premium enhancements: Adirondack spruce bracing that turbo-charges the tonal output; a beautifully rounded rosewood radius armrest for adding playing comfort; and Gotoh 510 tuners, which feature a 21:1 gear ratio for an ultra-smooth tuning experience. This is a fantastic choice for a discerning player looking for a high-performance guitar that can cover a mix of strumming, flatpicking and fingerstyle. Premium details include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a smoky ebony fretboard, and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor 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 Indian Rosewood back and sides - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian Rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
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 - Rosewood
Number of Frets - 20
Tuners - Gotoh
Case - Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length - 20"
Body Width - 16"
Body Depth - 4 5/8"
Binding - Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish - Gloss 3.5
Back Config - 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size - 2014 800 Series
Back/Side Finish - Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding - Maple with Rosewood Insert
Rosette Mat. - Abalone
Neck Width - 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay - Element
Fretboard Binding - Pale Non-Figured Maple
Heel Cap Binding - Pale Non-Figured Maple
Type of Neck Joint - Scarf
Neck/Heel - Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood - Ebony
Neck Finish - Satin
Heel Length - 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish - Gloss
Peghead Binding - Pale Non-Figured Maple
Peghead Type - Standard
Headstock Overlay - Ebony
Peghead Logo - Taylor Mother of Pearl