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Taylor Guitars Grand Auditorium Spruce/Ovankol Acoustic Electric Guitar w/Cutaway, Case

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SKU: # 430193
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414CE STD

Sale Price: $2,599.00 CDN
Original Price: $2,999.00 CDN

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The acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor's proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce. Expect a blend of power and tonal definition, especially in the midrange, so whether you like to strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle, the 414ce makes a great playing partner. Contemporary aesthetic strokes include white binding, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, a three-ring rosette, and a full-gloss body. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor's Expression System 2 acoustic electronics along with a Venetian cutaway, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Features:

Grand Auditorium
The Grand Auditorium is the most versatile and popular of Taylor's guitar shapes. Its well-defined midrange contributes to a clear and balanced tone. It's responsive enough for fingerstyle players and powerful enough for pickers and strummers to get a lively response. Think of it as a jack of all trades.

Sitka Spruce
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.

Ovangkol
An African relative of rosewood, ovangkol shares many of rosewoods tonal properties, including a wide spectrum from lows and highs. Differences include a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble response resembling that of koa.

Expression System 2
Taylors breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.

Specs:

Shape: Grand Auditorium
Number of Strings: 6
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Number of Frets: 20
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Buttons: Nickel
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Electronics: Expression System 2
Cutaway: Venetian
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Binding: White
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Pickguard: Tortoise
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Great guitar, beautiful sound and plays like a dream. Intonation is perfect and is great for all types of playing. I bought this guitar as my second guitar but now play it as much as my Guild d-55. The Taylor 414 as a smaller body style so it is very comfortable to hold while standing or sitting. If using this guitar for recording, it responds best with an external microphone. I tyres it plugged in but no matter what I did, it always gave me a bell tone that I couldn't EQ out. When I use it live and plugged in, it sounds great and cuts through the mix perfectly. Overall a great guitar and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high end guitar. I have tried the 500's to the 800's but this was my favourite. Try them all first and you will see that the 414 matches any of the higher taylor guitars.
Posted by Junior Strickland on Jul 17, 2016
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