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Taylor Limited Edition 514ce Figured Mahogany Grand Auditorium Florentine Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Sitka Spruce
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.|

Flamed Mahogany
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..

Grand Auditorium
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.

Features

Body 
Body type: Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Flamed Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Adirondack CV with Reliefe Rout
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Info not available
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck wood: Tropical
Scale length: 25.5"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Taylor
Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Other
Headstock overlay: Other
Tuning machines: Gotoh
Bridge: Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: None
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States
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