Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium Sitka Spruce & Maple ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium Sitka Spruce & Maple ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

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  • £3,118.00
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Description & Specs

Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium
Boasting a modern feel and articulate response, the Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium models offer the balanced highs and supportive lows of the brand’s flagship, medium-sized body shape, fit for any playing style—as well as easy access to the upper frets allowed by the contoured cutaway—while the sonically transparent maple back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness.

600 Series
Frequently used for electric guitar tops, the sonic transparency of the maple used in Taylor’s 600 series guitars makes them reflective of both the guitar design and the player’s touch. Pairing V-Class bracing with a Sitka spruce top—Bob Taylor’s favorite top-wood choice—which provides additional strength and elasticity, 600 series guitars respond to a broad spectrum of tonal colors, from warm to bright, depending on the player’s nuanced attack.

Grand Auditorium Cutaway
The brand’s flagship body shape, the Taylor Grand Auditorium’s medium size offers balanced highs and supportive lows, making it a versatile choice that’s fit for nearly any playing style. Boasting bold, balanced tone, the Taylor Grand Auditorium provides vibrant, well-defined sound across the entire tonal spectrum, thanks to a more tapered waist than a traditional dreadnought, making the Taylor Grand Auditorium the Swiss Army Knife of Taylor’s body shapes.

Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output?
A: Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers.

V-Class Bracing
The Taylor Grand Concert features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment, resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy.

ES2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.

General

Series: Taylor 600 Series
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Product Color: Natural
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: .012-.053, E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

Body

Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
Acoustic Cutaway Type: Venetian Cutaway
Body Material: Big Leaf Maple
Body Finish: Gloss
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Material: Spruce
Bracing Pattern: V-Class
Body Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
Rosette: Paua Single Ring
Purfling: Black/On-Edge Grained Ivoroid

Neck

Neck Material: Hard Rock Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: Standard Carve
Fingerboard Material: West African Crelicam Ebony
Headstock Veneer: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut Material: TUSQ
Nut Width: 1.75"
Fingerboard Radius: 15"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Number of Frets: 20 Frets
Neck Joint: Taylor Neck, Bolt-On
Fingerboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Inlay Shape: Birds
Side Marker Inlay: Silver
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Grained Ivory Logo with Wings
Neck Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony

Electronics

Acoustic Electronics: ES2
Controls and Switching: Volume, Bass, Treble

Hardware

Hardware Color: Nickel
Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel with Nickel Buttons
Saddle: Micarta

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