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Taylor 900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The lavish redesign of Taylor's most sophisticated class of rosewood guitars blends the same voicing enhancements first introduced on Taylor’s iconic 800 Series with a finely calibrated aesthetic make... 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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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

The lavish redesign of Taylor's most sophisticated class of rosewood guitars blends the same voicing enhancements first introduced on Taylor’s iconic 800 Series with a finely calibrated aesthetic makeover. The result is a luxurious look that delivers premium-grade tonal complexity. Impeccably rendered appointments strike an elegant balance between wood and abalone shell trim, with ebony binding and koa purfling framing colorful abalone. The contoured ebony armrest embodies the highest levels of woodworking, enhances the playing comfort, and bolsters the tonal output by reducing the damping effect one’s strumming arm might otherwise have on the top. The three-way harmony of looks, feel and sound makes any 900 Series guitar hard to put back in its 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. Taylor's popular 914ce offers players the ultimate all-purpose guitar. Its balance, warmth and articulation are great for fingerstyle, it has enough punch as a strummer to front a band, and the top-end power will fuel lead runs without getting shrill. It' a great choice for a gigging player looking for one guitar that can cover it all.

Tonewood pairing
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 Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka 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
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.

Other Features
Custom-calibrated wood thicknesses and bracing for each body shape, 3.5 mil finish thickness, protein glue (bracing and bridge), ebony armrest, paua/koa trim (on top, back, sides, fretboard/extension, peghead and armrest), single-ring paua rosette edged with koa and ebony, abalone/pearl "Ascension" fingerboard inlay, ebony binding.

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: Yes
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Adirondack GA bracing w/relief rout
  • Body finish: 3.5 Gloss, Natural
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard
  • Nut width: 1.75 (44.5 mm)
  • 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: Gotoh Gold Tuners and Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle / Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Included, Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Country of origin: United States
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Taylor900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Michael

from Flagstaff, AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    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.

    Pros
    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!

    Cons
    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.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Product just what i wanted

    By Mper

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Taylor 900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Personel use for song writing and practice

       
      3.0

      Make sure before you buy

      By Shermanator

      from Montrose, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Taylor 900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Bought a 914ce from Redwood Road in Utah and was most impressed with the construction and tonal woods that give this instrument a tremendous sound. Played it for several weeks and found that it became increasingly difficult to play as the initial excitement wore off, almost as though the strings were too high and the string gauge too heavy. Strings were factory spec and the measurements were spot on but the instrument just didn't fit me, much to my disappointment. A marvelous instrument, well and truly appointed as one of the best. With a heavy heart and great reluctance I returned it. Before you buy, make sure your new instrument "fits" you. GC was incredible throughout this unwelcome ordeal and gave me a full refund no questions asked. Thank you, Guitar Center! Bought a new Gibson ES335 Premier Figured three weeks later from GC and am very happy with it.

           
          4.0

          Nicely Done Taylor

          By Crooner

          from Heber City, Utah

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor 900 Series 914ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've had my Taylor 914ce for about 6 weeks now and am very pleased with my purchase. It is a beautiful instrument and plays nicely. It still feels "stiff" but ask me in 10 years and I'm sure it'll be well broken in and smooth. It is fun to play and even funner to own. Great job Taylor!!

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