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514ce LTD (2016)

Price: Discontinued / Series: 2016 Limiteds
514ce LTD (2016)

This rich-voiced limited edition features sets of difficult-to-procure granadillo, a tonewood that we love. Sonically, its personality is similar to Indian rosewood but its harder and denser makeup produces a complex response with strong bell-like overtones. The wood traditionally has been used for marimba bars because of its clear, chimey tonal quality, and classical guitar makers later adopted it for similar reasons. With this offering we’ve paired granadillo with a cedar top, which adds more touch sensitivity, warmth and complexity. Together, the two woods create a huge overall sound. Because of the overtone-thick response, this guitar is a great match for slower pieces, where the notes have a chance to blossom to their fullest. Visually, each set of granadillo displays a unique blend of red, orange and brown hues, and is subtly embellished by a shaded edgeburst on the back, sides and neck. Sapele binding adds a tasteful color complement, with a matching sapele rosette featuring interlocking “fishbone”-style pieces. Additional appointments include Italian acrylic mini diamonds and black and white top purfling. The guitar also features a Venetian cutaway and Taylor ES2 acoustic electronics.

Legacy Model

The 514ce LTD (2016) is not currently offered as a standard production model. There may be an authorized Taylor dealer with this instrument in stock. If you would like to inquire about the availability of this guitar, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Auditorium

Shapes

Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

Granadillo

Body Woods

Sonically comparable to rosewood, granadillo’s higher density yields a clear, ringing tone.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

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

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways

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.

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