Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars, like this 414ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric, continue to be discovered and embraced by players, ... Click To Read More About This Product
Though they've been a staple of the Taylor line for years, Taylor's ovangkol 400 Series guitars, like this 414ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric, continue to be discovered and embraced by players, thanks, in part, to a compelling full-range tone profile that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol's natural tonal breadth and dynamic range fit many different playing applications and body styles. An all-gloss body adds a burnished complexion that ties ovangkol's toasted golden color tones together with the buttery Sitka Spruce top. The 414ce Grand Auditorium ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Solid ovangkol back and sides complement the top with a sound that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol is an African relative of rosewood that shares a wide tonal spectrum from lows to highs, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble that resembles koa.
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
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Comments about Taylor 400 Series 414ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
This guitar is a must have!!! I have been playing for about 7 years now, and this is my third acoustic guitar. At first I was looking for solid rosewood Martin or Taylor, but when visiting a Guitar Center in Dallas I compared both a Taylor 414ce and a Martin of equal value (both made with a Sitka Spruce top and Solid Rosewood sides and back) to this Ovangkol Taylor 414ce. The end result was the Ovangkol! I loved how broad the dynamic range was with the Ovangkol, you get both superior low bass and resonating highs with this setup! A beautiful original Taylor sound and feel! This guitar is to die for!
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