Taylor Guitars 314ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar w/ V-Class Bracing

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314CE VCL

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The popular Grand Auditorium 314ce is an acoustic workhorse that performs equally well in the practice room, recording studio, and on stage. This latest edition features Taylor's acclaimed V-Class bracing, a revolutionary innovation in acoustic sound that responds with greater musicality and harmonic agreement. By introducing a more orderly vibration to the guitar's top, V-Class bolsters the sustain and volume to offer players a more dynamic voice to explore, while also resolving the minor intonation issues that players have long had to contend with.

Together with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides, you can expect a balanced and articulate blend of top-end brightness, midrange fullness, and low-end warmth that accommodates an array of playing styles. Appointments include black binding, Gemstone fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss top. A Venetian cutaway invites your fretting hand up the neck, while our proprietary ES2 electronics serve up faithful plugged-in tone. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.

Features:
• Grand Auditorium body shape - The ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
• Sitka Spruce top - Broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
• Sapele body - One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.
• Expression System 2 electronics - Captures more of a guitar's dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
• Venetian cutaway - Known for its soft, round lines.
• V-Class bracing - Balances the flexibility and stability of the top, and produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

Specs:
• Scale Length: 25-1/2"
• Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
• Bracing: V-Class with Relief Rout
• Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
• Pickguard: Black
• Number of Frets: 20
• Tuners: Taylor Nickel
• Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
• Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
• Body Length: 20"
• Body Width: 16"
• Body Depth: 4 5/8"
• Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
• Top Finish: Gloss
• Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
• Backstrap Finish: None
• Rosette Size: Three Ring
• Bridge Inlay: None
• Back/Side Finish: Satin
• Armrest Binding: None
• Backstrap Wood: None
• Rosette Mat.: Plastic
• Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain Back/Sides/Neck
• Wedge: None
• Armrest: No
• Neck Width: 1-3/4"
• Fretboard Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
• Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
• Heel Cap Binding: None
• Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
• Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
• Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
• Neck Finish: Satin
• Heel Length: 3-1/2"
• Peghead Finish: Satin
• Peghead Binding: None
• Peghead Type: Standard
• Peghead Purfling: None
• Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
• Peghead Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
• Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
• Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
• Buttons: Nickel
• Fingerboard Ext: None
• Edge Trim: None

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I did my research for a few months to finally come to a decision on a new acoustic.\nI had been playing mid priced guitars for many years. Some were quite good and some not so good. I had a better than average year financially and had some extra cash.\nI wanted to upgrade my acoustic as I play them more than my bass and electric guitars.\nI tried all the models (gibson,martin,godin, yamaha etc) in the $1800-3000 range and others that were cheaper in cost.\nI tried the 314ce and I preferred this one to the others. It felt better in my hands, sounded like what I wanted to hear. It was nice and balanced to my ears. Tight Bass, nice mids and clear highs and never had muddy lows or too bright highs. Great balance in volume and projection on all strings.\nThe action and playability were more comfortable for me.\nYou can't go wrong with this guitar! Try one and hear for yourself.
Posted by Derek on Oct 6, 2022
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Wow. Went from the 214ce (which I will not part with as it was such a solid guitar for me) to the 314 and after L&M explained what to expect,.... unreal! V bracing as mentioned above just vibrates on your body and sustains so well. Big plus: This beauty stays in tune for days on end!.
Posted by Bones on Jul 25, 2022
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Currently my best acoustic guitar.
Posted by Raffie on Mar 2, 2022
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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
Received this stunning guitar from my Dad and Mom for Christmas. I was so surprised, it brought tears to my eyes...and then I played it...oh my...what can I say, this is such a beautiful guitar, I’m in love 💖💖💖
Posted by Rhonda on Dec 25, 2021
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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
Had this 314 for 2 weeks now. It blows my mind everytime I pick it up, which is a lot. It is well rounded. The highs and mids are unbelievable. I’ve never had a guitar with such great sustain. You can feel the wood reverberate into your body. It’s like a massage. This thing has changed the way I play already. As you can tell I’m very happy with it. Sometimes you think, I’m just paying for the name but in this case its the quality you get for your money. No regrets.
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Wall St.), Manitoba
Most amazing acoustic I've ever played or owned.
The intonation the balance the action the sustain the comfort/playability is insane
Posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2021
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Awesome guitar!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Rented this guitar while on vacation. Fantastic sound and it was love at first strum.
Posted by Doug Pittman on Jul 4, 2020
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Superb playability and crisp sound4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Very pleased!
Taylor guitars are built using innovation married to technology oversaw by rigorous standards.
This guitar can do it all! Highly recommend.
Posted by Trevor on Dec 1, 2019
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