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Taylor Guitars 50th Anniversary & Circa 74 Amplifier | New from NAMM 2024


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Celebrate five decades of Taylor Guitars with the special 50th Anniversary 314ce. This commemorative cutaway model, limited to just 1,974 guitars worldwide, brings together the builder's most advanced features with premium visual appointments that honor Taylor's rich legacy. At the heart of the 314ce is the torrefied Sitka spruce top, which Taylor carefully roasts to add vintage character, and extra warmth and responsiveness. Tonally, the guitar's V-Class bracing optimizes volume, sustain and intonation for a more musical playing experience. And the Grand Auditorium body style yields Taylor's balanced signature sound. With its shaded edgeburst, tortoiseshell pickguard and other ornate details, the 50th Anniversary 314ce is a finely crafted instrument designed for Taylor loyalists and new players alike.

Taylor 314ce 50th Anniversary

A Torrefied Top Adds Vintage Tone

The Sitka spruce top has gone through Taylor's specialized torrefaction process, which gently roasts the wood to caramelize its interior cells. The result is a vintage patina that enhances the spruce's resonance and tone, which is warmed by the sapele back and sides. You'll hear and feel added warmth and responsiveness that brings out the guitar's organic wood character. Whether gently fingerpicking or strumming full chords, the torrefied top adds vintage vibe to the 314ce's musical output.

Taylor 314ce 50th Anniversary Top and Fingerboard

With a Shaded Edgeburst and Tortoiseshell Pickguard

Complementing the torrefied top, Taylor sprays a shaded edgeburst finish around the body and neck. Darker at the edges, it lightens towards the center to accentuate the guitar's contours. The bold faux tortoiseshell pickguard makes a stylish visual statement, while the 50th Anniversary commemorative inlays and label showcase the Taylor legacy. Gold tuning machines on the ebony-topped mahogany neck and other ornate accents complete this anniversary model’s look. It's a classy tribute to innovation.

Taylor 314ce 50th Anniversary Edge Burst Detail

Celebrating Five Decades of Guitar Revolution

For 50 years, Taylor Guitars has been revolutionizing the acoustic guitar landscape. From pioneering the conservation of tropical tonewoods to advancing bracing designs, revolutionary neck technology and stunning ES2 pickup system, Taylor continually strives for better musical instruments. The 314ce embodies these innovations, from its resonant Grand Auditorium body to the advanced V-Class bracing. And it plays spectacularly while producing Taylor's balanced, clear tone. For Taylor loyalists or new converts, this special 50th Anniversary model honors the joy of playing guitar.

Taylor 314ce 50th Anniversary Soundhole Closeup

Featuring Taylor's V-Class Bracing Architecture

Taylor's groundbreaking V-Class bracing boosts volume and sustain while improving intonation. The unique architecture creates a more orderly harmonic response for purer, more consistent tone across the fingerboard. Notes ring out with enhanced clarity and no "dead spots." Tuning stability is also improved. Whatever style you play, you'll appreciate the musicality unlocked by V-Class bracing.

For 50 years and counting, Taylor Guitars has never stopped innovating. The limited-edition 314ce 50th Anniversary model celebrates that legacy in a finely crafted guitar that plays, sounds and looks spectacular. Treat yourself to a piece of history today.

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  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top for warmth and responsiveness
  • 50th Anniversary label, Tobacco stain
  • V-Class bracing for volume, sustain and pitch accuracy
  • Sapele back and sides
  • ES2 electronics with 3-sensor pickup for dynamic amplified tone
  • Gloss body with shaded edgeburst, tortoise pickguard and gold hardware
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge with acrylic inlays
  • Limited to 1,974 guitars worldwide

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  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Torrefied Spruce
  • Back & sides: Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
  • Pickup/preamp Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: USA