Taylor Guitars Special Edition 414ce Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Shaded Edge Burst

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414CE-R S.E.

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Long & McQuade is pleased to bring you this Special Edition Taylor 414ce guitar with rosewood back and sides, and a host of custom elements. The acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce-R Special Edition responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor's flagship body shape and the classic pairing of rosewood and spruce. Rosewood lends a lively overtone sparkle to the treble notes, while the guitar's overall voice delivers a pleasing mix of warmth and tonal definition. Whether you like to strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle, this guitar makes an inspiring playing partner. Custom features include grained ivoroid binding, "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays, abalone rosette, and shaded edge burst finish. 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. Also available in left handed model.

Special Features:

  • Abalone rosette

  • "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays with matching peghead inlay (first-ever for a Taylor)

  • Shaded Edge Burst finish

  • Gold hardware

  • Grained ivoroid binding

Grand Auditorium Shape
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.

Tonewoods
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It's used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor's personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.

One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Indian rosewood's sweeping frequency range at both ends of the tonal spectrum has made it one of the most popular and musically rich tonewoods. Its deep lows can assert a throaty growl, while bright, sparkling treble notes ring out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity.

Expression System 2 Electronics
Taylor's 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"
Bracing: V-Class
Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: Sitka spruce
Cutaway: Venetian
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays with matching peghead inlay
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Tuners: Taylor Gold
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Pickguard: Tortoise
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Number of Frets: 20
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Buttons: Gold
Electronics: Expression System 2
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

Beautiful Guitar: Expressive, Bright, and Sparkly4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Own and love a Martin D28 and an SC13E, wanted to add something with more sparkle and better electronics. Definitely has its own character. Love the way this guitar looks, plays, and sounds. Days when I don't want to put it down.
Posted by BD on Jun 28, 2022
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Wicked1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
Recommend this bad boy. It is sick!
Posted by Wolfe on Apr 6, 2022
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Went out thinking I would buy the Gibson Songwriter but ended up home with this.3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This guitar by Taylor is incredible. I’ve always been a fan of the Gibson Songwriter and when I finally committed to buying it this Taylor caught my eye and emotions. It sounded incredible and playing on it felt nothing like the Songwriter. My dream of owning the Songwriter may never come but I came home with a better dream. :)
Posted by Chelms on Sep 11, 2021
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taylor 414ce limitted eddition2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
I went to store wondering what acoustic to buy I was thinking about a gibson songwriter. But as soon as I played the taylor 414ce It blew the songwriter away. What a guitar and sound from taylor good work. You could not ask for a better sounding guitar.
Posted by Robert Yorston on Jul 15, 2021
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Taylor 414 ce special edition2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Same as previous comments. Went to buy a Gibson
Wanted to spend 2-3k tried 5 or 6 guitars. Saw my destiny on the other side of the room and hesitated to even pick it up when I saw the price tag.
Played it for 10 minutes and now it’s mine and the wife was even good with it when she heard it played a few times. Absolutely amazing guitar
Posted by Sean M on Jan 3, 2021
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Taylor Guitar Spoke to Me2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Again made the mistake of going into a Long and McQuade and "trying" out some guitars. Try this Martin naahh try this Gibson nope - mmm heh that one over there catches my eye a Taylor Special Made In USA burst finish gold hardware victorian lace pearl inlays - and the playability of the beautiful not too narrow not too wide neck. I am very picky and this one just spoke to me and i took it home. Heirloom. You would regret buying this guitar what sound and action and fretboard!
Posted by Paul on Dec 13, 2020
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Recently Purchased [Nov 2020]2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Mayfield, Alberta
This is an absolutely wonderful guitar! You will not regret purchasing this guitar.
Posted by Christopher McDonald on Nov 18, 2020
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400 series special edition4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Highlands, Alberta
The features of this guitar land closer to 800 series than 400. It looks beautiful, plays great like all Taylors and rings clear. To top it off, since I was looking for a Martin, the Highlands guitar tech who was working on my strat HIGHLY recommended Taylor because, relative to Martin and Gibson, he so seldomly sees them in for repair or set-up. Thank you Antonni! And a big shout out to Ryan and the rest of the staff for keeping things working during these surreal days we are in.
Posted by William Blenkarn on May 28, 2020
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Taylor 414CE-R Limited Addition3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Beautifully crafted guitar. The rosewood back and sides coupled with Taylor’s innovative V bracing lends sustain and a broad tonal range, similar in some respects to mahogany, but a little brighter. The V bracing also improves intonation. Great feeling neck, very playable through the length of the fretboard. Punches way above it’s weight in this price range.
Posted by Alan H on Apr 22, 2020
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Custom 414ce2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
Stood out in a room full of giants. Played the Martins, Larrivees, Gibsons and Taylors. The 414ce sang out cleanly with no mulling together of the sound. Instantly fell in love and decided to bring it home. Definitely a keeper
Posted by Chris on Feb 15, 2019
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The Taylor 414 ce se is spot on.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Highlands, Alberta
Pure craftsmanship. Each string has a tonal quality unmatched by most high grade guitars. Iv*e played a few gigs ( 32 yrs. ) with a stable of acoustic guitars, and with this 414 ce se becomes a definite keeper.
Posted by D.W. Lyttle on Jan 11, 2019
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Taylor 414ce-R Special Edition4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Was looking at buying a Gibson Singer-songwriter (looking for Rosewood back/sides) and went through ~5 guitars. Looked at Martins as well. Found a stand-out Gibson singer-songwriter and because of the money involved said I should look at Taylor's in the same price ranged. Looked a some over $1,000 more in price and this one called to me. It was a stand-out compared to the Gibson standout. They only had this one special edition so I can't say if its the model or this specific guitar. It sounds better than my 2015 314ce which is one of the best 314's I've ever heard. Looking forward to how the 414's sound will warm over time - it will be incredible!!!
Posted by Bob on Jun 4, 2018
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