Part of Taylor's upper echelon of rosewood models, the 900 Series 2015 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features the same package of tone-enhancing refinements introduced on the 800 Ser... Read More
Part of Taylor's upper echelon of rosewood models, the 900 Series 2015 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features the same package of tone-enhancing refinements introduced on the 800 Series: customized bracing and wood thicknesses; protein glues for the bracing and bridge; thin (3.5 mil) gloss finish; and Elixir HD Light strings. Tonewoods include Indian rosewood back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top, hand-carved ebony arm rest, and a tropical mahogany neck matched with a ebony fretboard. The 914ce also features a Venetian cutaway for better playability and Taylor's quality ES2 electronics for making your live performances more accurate and enjoyable. Comes with a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker' guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA' overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be their bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won™t let you down.
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. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewood' vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. It' a great sound in part because everyone knows that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music ” certain strains of Americana, for example ” rosewood has an iconic status. Also, like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. It' very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor' 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.
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Comments about Taylor 900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I bought this guitar a month ago. It is absolutely amazing! The sound is amazingly deep. Rich. The guitar feels like a $10,000+ guitar. I using it for studio recordings through a Focusrite Clarett 8Prex thunderbolt mixer. I record line in and with a AKG P420 condenser microphone. The sound quality of the instrument is almost God like. I've been playing the guitar for 20 years, and even a simple strum of the strings gives me goose bumps. This might be an odd sounding review, but it makes me feel like a kid again. You will never be disappointed.
I love the new cutout!!! When I played my old taylor 614ce for a few hours, my forearm would hurt. If I played days like that my tendons will kill me after wards. This new cut out is an amazing additions to taylor's already supreme guitars!
Only thing I dislike is the new 9v battery. I had bought a 2005 Taylor 614e new. I preferred the AA battery compartment you opened with a quarter. There were some rattling issues with the double AA's but nothing a post it note couldn't fix. Even though the 9v lasts much longer between battery changes, it is a pain to open. But not bad.
When you buy this, you will never be able to put it down.
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