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814ce DLX

This luxurious rosewood/spruce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium reaches new levels of performance thanks to our patented V-Class bracing. By coaxing a more orderly response from the top, this game-changing bracing design allows the 814ce DLX to produce more powerful notes everywhere on the fretboard, along with stronger projection, longer sustain, and improved intonation, creating a more musical and expressive playing experience for guitarists. The classic pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce sparkles with new intensity thanks to the new internal bracing architecture, bringing out more of rosewood’s naturally warm overtones and producing clear, bell-like highs. Premium details include a radius-style rosewood armrest and Gotoh 510 tuners that feature a precise 21:1 gear ratio, delivering an ultra-smooth playing experience. And with deluxe features like maple binding, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays, a smoky ebony fretboard, rosewood top trim, and maple fretboard/peghead purfling lines, it’s easy to see why the 814ce DLX is one of our most appealing rosewood models.

Reviews

High definition sonics revealed a rich spectrum of overtones dancing above notes or chords, and, like a perfect dance partner, it moved right with me wherever I wanted to go, whether it was chord accompaniment, fleet fingerpicking patterns, or melodic forays. Clearly the 814ce is down for any...
It’s immediately obvious that Taylor—which for decades has been raising the bar on the modern steel-string guitar—has taken its flagship model to the next level.
The best thing about the 814ce is its versatility. It’s based on Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body: a medium-sized box engineered with tonal balance in mind. And it responds well to any situation. The guitar is a superb choice for rhythmic accompaniment. Chords of all qualities, open and fretted,...
If you’ve played and liked earlier 814s, chances are you’ll feel that the new 814ce DLX gives you a bit more of everything. It can handle most steel-string guitar roles with confidence, and it’s fair to say that Taylor has managed to further improve a classic.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Auditorium

Shapes

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.

Indian Rosewood

Body Woods

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

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.

V-Class Bracing

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 814ce DLX model in Action.