The lush overtones of solid Indian rosewood blend with the unmatched volume and projection of an Adirondack spruce top for a complex, textured sound complemented by comfort-enhancing design elements.
Builder’s Edition 814ce - Special Features
The 21:1 gear ratio of these premium tuning machines delivers ultra-precise tuning control, which means every note will be right on pitch—especially together with the intonation accuracy of V-Class bracing.
A reshaped West African ebony bridge updates the elegant Taylor bridge with contoured edges that soften the feel against your picking hand.
Smooth contouring softens the edge on the bass-side lower bout to enhance the comfort and support for your strumming or picking arm.
The higher frets on the neck are more accessible than ever thanks to the ergonomic contouring of the cutaway, which includes a smooth bevel for fluid fretting.
Introducing the Four-Piece Adirondack Spruce Top
The Builder’s Edition philosophy simultaneously honors traditional design elements while anticipating factors that will shape the future of guitar-making. The Builder’s Edition 814ce incorporates a four-piece Adirondack spruce top, which requires highly sophisticated woodworking techniques to utilize high-grade wood that is typically only available from smaller trees. These tops showcase straight-grained visual character while maximizing sonic output.
Our revolutionary new sonic engine powers each Builder’s Edition guitar, reshaping the sound to produce more volume and sustain, with notes that are more in tune from top to bottom.
Where to Find Builder's Edition Guitars
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The Builder’s Edition Collection
Each guitar in the Builder’s Edition family represents the peak of Taylor’s design philosophy: comfortable, inviting guitars with rich, robust tone and stunning aesthetics.