Rare flamed mahogany adds a striking visual shimmer to the back and sides of the limited edition 514ce Figured Maple Taylor Grand Auditorium. The Sitka spruce top boasts Adirondack spruce CV bracing, ... Read More
Rare flamed mahogany adds a striking visual shimmer to the back and sides of the limited edition 514ce Figured Maple Taylor Grand Auditorium. The Sitka spruce top boasts Adirondack spruce CV bracing, which boosts the guitar™s volume and overall fullness without sacrificing clarity. Together with mahogany™s clear, warm and fundamentally strong sonic character, players can expect a dynamic tone profile that responds well to nearly any playing style.
Premium aesthetic strokes include a sharp Florentine cutaway and a fresh appointment package featuring a rosewood/mother-of-pearl Capstone fretboard inlay, rosewood/mother-of-pearl rosette, rosewood binding with curly maple top edge trim, a rosewood back strip, Gotoh Gold tuners, along with an all-gloss body and Taylor™s Expression System 2 electronics. The guitar features a limited edition label and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.|
Mahogany is a good wood to anchor a discussion of tones, as a lot of other wood tones can be described in relation to it. Its essential sonic profile is well represented in the midrange frequencies. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, but mahogany in particular displays a lot of midrange character. That thick, present midrange sound is sometimes described in guitar circles as meaty, organic or even œchewy ” wherever a player digs in on the fretboard, they'e tapping into the core of the harmonic content of what a guitar produces. Those great midrange frequencies produce overtones that stack up and produce bloom, giving the sound extra girth. When one hears the resulting harmonics, the œchewy tone serves up a big mouthful of midrange. As a popular tonewood for many decades, mahogany has been used on scads of old school acoustic recordings, and that sonic heritage carries across various strains of roots music, from blues to folk to slack key..
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.
Expression System 2
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.
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