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Builder's Edition K14ce

Price: $5,199 USD / Series: Koa
Builder's Edition K14ce

This stunning Grand Auditorium from our new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by our groundbreaking V-Class™ bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard. The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours. Details include a beveled armrest, beveled body edge treatment, and a reshaped cutaway that flows smoothly into the heel and incorporates a finger bevel where the cutaway meets the soundboard. This creates a more fluid path to the guitar’s upper-register notes for your fretting hand. Other refined touches include “silent” satin finish, which helps quiet the incidental noise against the guitar body, and a gorgeous new Kona burst that highlights the natural beauty of the figured koa back and sides. Inset koa/paua top and back trim adds a beautiful sparkle that complements the new Spring Vine fretboard inlay. In every way, this K14ce acoustic guitar embodies the ultimate player’s guitar and testifies to the benefits of innovative craftsmanship.

Note: Builder's Edition guitars are currently not available in left-handed configurations.


Top Gear of 2018
Cut through the hype around Taylor’s new V-Class bracing, and you have to focus on that all-important question: Does the guitar sound good? If the Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Grand Auditorium ($4,999) is any indication, the answer is an emphatic yes.
There's not much to say about the materials and workmanship beyond the fact that they're pretty much perfect.
It is the finest six-string Taylor we have ever played, and may prove to be historically significant in years to come.
Taylor’s brand-new V-Class bracing drastically increases volume and sustain while improving intonation across the whole fingerboard, offering an enhanced playing experience.
Top Gear of 2018
The instrument had noticeably superior intonation and tonal clarity—and sustain unlike any we’ve ever heard. You expect greatness at this price, and the K14ce certainly delivers.
Words fail to capture the liveliness and nuanced feel of the Builder’s Edition K14ce because it is truly unlike any other acoustic I’ve come across, where individual notes sustain almost indefinitely and chords sound perfectly in tune irrespective of where I voice them.
The Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce is in a class by itself, not only for its impeccable craftsmanship and out-of-this-world tone, but for its revolutionary V-Class bracing that will forever change the way you hear and play an acoustic.
The Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce with V-Class bracing is quite simply the best acoustic guitar we’ve ever played.
This K14ce is an incredible representation to Taylor’s dedication to craft, which represents their dedication to players. Whether the player is tracking sessions, playing live, or having a guitar in his or her hands for the first time, there is a Taylor guitar fit for anybody who wants to play.
Unplugged, the K14ce has exactly that musical balance a player strives to hear.
In a nutshell, the K14ce represents possibly the most significant evolution of steel-string since the change from ladder-style to X bracing.
The K14ce is an exciting debut and a harbinger of things to come from this forward-thinking company.
Overall, the Builder’s Edition K14ce is clearly the beginning of a new era for Taylor, and players in search of an ultraprecise musical tool will definitely want to check it out, along with the other new Taylor V-Class models.
Over a few minutes you’ll likely discover that it’s not only one of the best-sounding Taylors you’ve ever played, it may be one of the best sounding guitars you’ve ever played.
The new Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Grand Auditorium is a genuine innovation in the history of acoustic guitars.


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Auditorium


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.

Hawaiian Koa

Body Woods

Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.

Expression System® 2


The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Beveled Cutaway


A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.

V-Class Bracing


A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

In Action

See the Builder's Edition K14ce model in Action.