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Taylor 814ce Builder's Edition (NEW)

Taylor 814ce Builder's Edition (NEW)

Regular price $4,499.00 USD
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What does the future look like for builders who work with old-growth tonewoods? Taylor Chief Guitar Designer Andy Powers wrestled with these questions in earnest. The global supply of centuries-old old-growth wood dwindles with each passing year, and builders like Andy are increasingly pressed to find cuts large enough for a 1-piece guitar top. The Taylor team rose to this meet the challenge with the 814ce Builder’s Edition. This new instrument pairs an 814ce’s unbeatable playability and looks with a top crafted from four pieces of old-growth Adirondack spruce. Adirondack spruce is rich in terms of sound and history, having been the go-to acoustic top wood long before Taylor was even founded. Old-growth Adirondack is also incredibly strong, lightweight, and focused. Between the top’s age and the Adirondack’s massive natural vibrational capacity and headroom, what results is a lively resonance that will border on mystical for discerning tonewood enthusiasts.

Taylor 814ce Builder’s Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Showpiece acoustic-electric guitar with 4-piece old-growth Adirondack spruce top
  • Grand Auditorium body shape delivers outstanding comfort and versatile, focused tone
  • 4-piece Adirondack spruce top rings with the age-tinged resonance of old-growth wood
  • Indian rosewood back and sides fuel rich clarity with strikingly few overtones — a natural match for Adirondack spruce
  • Comfortable mahogany neck with signature Taylor neck carve, finished with satin
  • Crelicam ebony fingerboard with 20 frets, adorned with inlays
  • Gotoh tuners, black TUSQ nut, and ebony bridge pins yield enhanced tone with luxury looks
  • Deluxe binding and appointments include hardwood purfling and a rosewood pickguard
  • Premium gloss finish highlights rigorous details, a first for Builder’s Edition acoustics
  • ES2 electronics offers a natural amplification sound for plugging in



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