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Builder's Edition 814ce
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Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.
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- Solid Indian rosewood for warm response and lush overtones
- Adirondack spruce top for unmatched volume and power
- Beveled armrest and cutaway for enhanced playability
- All-gloss finish with Kona edgeburst for back/sides
- Includes ES2 electronics and deluxe hardshell case
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The 814ce has long been considered Taylor's flagship acoustic-electric guitar thanks to its mix of lush tone, playing comfort and all-purpose musical appeal. Here, we're thrilled to present the next evolution of this classic model: the Builder's Edition 814ce. For this version, we've kept the solid Indian rosewood back and sides and paired them with a four-piece Adirondack spruce top, a combo that yields an enticing blend of low-end warmth, treble-range clarity and remarkable power, with our V-Class bracing inside to draw out more of the blooming overtones and rich sustain that players love. A handful of comfort-focused enhancements, such as a beveled armrest and cutaway and a subtle body taper, elevate the relaxed, accommodating feel of the Grand Auditorium body, while a striking full-body gloss finish and Kona burst for the back and sides raise this model's visual profile. Whether you're looking for an all-purpose musical workhorse or an heirloom-quality guitar to augment your collection, the Builder's Edition 814ce makes a compelling case as the most quintessentially "Taylor" guitar we've ever built.
The Quintessential Taylor Guitar, Evolved
Indian rosewood, powerful Adirondack spruce, V-Class bracing and a host of comfort-enhancing features elevate our flagship Grand Auditorium guitar to new heights.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Known for its high volume ceiling and dynamic, lively response, Adirondack spruce retains exceptional clarity even with an aggressive attack.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Our beveled cutaway design provides a more player-friendly feel for guitarists who utilize every inch of the fretboard. It features a compound design with a smoothened edge along the corner of the body between the end of the cutaway and the neck heel, providing a more comfortable feel for the fretting hand.
Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns.
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Bracing V-Class Bracing
Pickguard Indian Rosewood
Strings D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Body Width 16"
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length 20"
Body Depth 4 5/8"