“The result is a stunning-sounding guitar... Its bass frequencies are loud and fat, but not overwhelming…. The midrange is rich and smooth no matter where you are on the neck. The low-end response… is felt by the player’s body as much as it’s heard by the listener.” - Scott Nygaard, Premier Guitar
“Nothing short of extraordinary, a perfect marriage of many different acoustic sounds. It has all the projection of a jumbo but the warmth and clarity of a smaller-bodied acoustic all wrapped up in one acoustic that sounds phenomenal.” - Paul Riario, Guitar World
“The instrument is just as suitable to strumming chords as it is to playing jazz voicings in standard tuning or fingerpicking in alternate tunings. This latest version just raises the bar. Considering how well suited this Taylor is for so many musical settings, you’ll rarely wish you had another guitar instead.” - Teja Gerken, Acoustic Guitar
The Taylor 814ce is the top-selling American-made acoustic guitar in the U.S (source: MI SalesTrak)
Taylor’s popular 814ce offers players the ultimate all-purpose guitar. Its balance, warmth and articulation are great for fingerstyle, it has enough punch as a strummer to front a band, and the top-end power will fuel lead runs without getting shrill. It’s a great choice for a gigging player looking for one guitar that can cover it all. The revoicing of the 800 Series has brought greater warmth, a more mature midrange, and a looser, more luxurious low end to the 814ce, thanks in part to the customized bracing and a new, custom-calibrated Elixir HD Light string-gauge set. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new 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
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Rosette Mat.: Abalone
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Element
Fretboard Binding: Maple
Heel Cap Binding: 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: Maple
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay : Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl