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Taylor 700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Western Sunburst

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Taylor’s redesigned rosewood/spruce 700 Series guitars, like this 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric are the latest in the Taylor line to showcase an inspiring tonal and visual makeover. The res... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Taylor’s redesigned rosewood/spruce 700 Series guitars, like this 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric are the latest in the Taylor line to showcase an inspiring tonal and visual makeover. The result is a bolder musical voice with a refreshed visual aesthetic that blends rootsy appeal with warm, wood-rich details to give the series a distinctive musical personality.

Tonal upgrades include a switch from Sitka spruce to Lutz spruce, which produces a powerful tonal response comparable to older, high-grade Adirondack spruce, and gives players a higher volume ceiling. Two other tone-enhancing refinements include Taylor’s new Performance bracing and the use of protein glue for the bracing and bridge. Together with the Lutz top they optimize the tonal response, capturing all of rosewood’s classic richness and strengthening the fundamental focus.

These guitars promise to give back to players everything they put in and then some. New appointment details include non-figured koa binding; a 3-ring herringbone-style rosette featuring mirrored, bias-cut Douglas fir with maple/black trim; top edge trim of bias-cut end-grain Douglas fir with maple/black accents; a new “Reflections” fretboard inlay in pale green abalone; and a new weathered brown pickguard with a matte finish. A new Western sunburst top option is also available, adding an earthy honey-brown complexion for a darker vintage look. All models feature a full-gloss body and are available with an optional Venetian cutaway and Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

Includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Grand Auditorium
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.

Tonewoods
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. Lutz Spruce is a naturally occuring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce. Sitka is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era because it blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Lutz spruce takes these attributes and blends them with those of White and Englemann spruce, with an end result resembling old Adirondack spruce. When combined with Taylor's bracing architecture, guitars are more powerful, richer and louder than before. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Lutz top with sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tone woods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Rosewood's sweeping frequency range - deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs - rings out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity. It yields a full-range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain.

Expression System 2 Electronics
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, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Lutz spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance Bracing (Standard III with relief rout)
  • Body finish: Gloss 6.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Douglas Fir Herringbone-Style Rosette and Top Edge Trim
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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Taylor700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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5.0

Taylor 714ce

By Mike

from Sevierville TN

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Comments about Taylor 700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great guitar , beautiful sound and easy on the fingers. The electronics are very good also, sounds great plugged in or unplugged. The western sunburst with the Koa binding and rosewood back are beautiful.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I would not buy this again online.

By JerryR52

from Streamwood, IL.

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Comments about Taylor 700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

It's great for James Taylor style songs and finger picking.
I would only buy another that I could inspect in the store.

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5.0

Very Nice!

By Zensylva

from Antioch CA

Comments about Taylor 700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Went through about a dozen only concerned with sound. This was a clear choice. Music is only a hobby for me so the price might be a little high for some like me but the playability is great and the sound quality is incredible. Makes me sound better than I am. I could see this utilized at the highest professional level.

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5.0

Just wonderful!

By Yellowpearl

from North Little Rock, AR

Comments about Taylor 700 Series 714ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Have been playing recreationally for the past 45 years. This guitar sounds better than my old Martin dreadnaught. Very warm and full sounding. Very easy to play as well - my fingers thank me for it after along session. I play folk stuff and it's perfect! Home recordings have really elevated in quality.

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