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The 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric from Taylor brings together exceptional acoustic sound with modern innovations. This Grand Auditorium model features premium tonewoods, including a Sitka spruce top, and sapele back and sides. Together, they produce a balanced tone, with the spruce providing crisp, articulate highs and the sapele offering full-bodied, punchy mids and lows. Inside, Taylor's advanced V-Class bracing boosts volume and sustain across the tonal spectrum, while also improving the guitar's overall intonation—and it amplifies beautifully with Expression System 2 electronics.

Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Body

Unique Taylor Grand Auditorium Body Style

The Grand Auditorium shape has long been a Taylor trademark, effortlessly blending rich low end, sparkling highs and articulate midrange. Its narrowed waist makes it comfortable for long playing sessions, while its soft Venetian cutaway offers access to the upper frets for solos and melodic riffs. Whether fingerpicking or strumming, this responsive design makes the 314ce ideal for a wide range of playing styles.

Taylor 314ce V-Class Bracing

Revolutionary V-Class Bracing

V-Class bracing by Taylor represents a massive leap forward in acoustic guitar engineering, breaking from traditional methods in ways that significantly impact the 314ce's performance. The pattern optimizes the soundboard's vibrational movement, resulting in astonishing dynamic range, sustain and tonal balance. Notes ring out with improved intonation across all registers, and chords sound fuller and more resonant. V-Class bracing opens up the 314ce's voice, unleashing impressive volume and presence.

Taylor 314ce Tonewoods

Vibrant Spruce and Sapele Tonewood

The 314ce pairs a solid Sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides. Spruce is prized for its crisp articulation, shimmering overtones and balanced frequency reproduction. Sapele's warm, punchy midrange adds dimension that fills out the guitar's timbre beautifully. As a whole, these tonewoods create a rich, sophisticated sound with plenty of harmonic complexity. The satin finish also serves to protect the wood while letting it resonate freely.

Taylor 314ce Electronics

ES2 Pickup System

The proprietary Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup that accurately captures the 314ce's authentic acoustic tone. Its behind-the-saddle transducer blends with custom preamp circuitry to convey all the guitar's natural dynamics and resonance, as if you were hearing the guitar blossom acoustically in the room. Controls include volume, bass and treble, while tweaking the tone filters in tandem creates a unique midrange scoop or push, depending on position. Plug in for stage use or recording, and you'll love the ES2's clear, organic sound.

With its impressive specs and innovative features, the 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric is an inspiring tool for any player. Try the Taylor 314ce at your local Guitar Center to hear your music come alive like never before. This one-of-a-kind instrument leverages a thoughtful combination of tonewoods, ergonomics, custom electronics and innovative internal bracing for an inspiring acoustic-electric experience.

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  • Taylor's 300 Series has sparked the interest of multitudes of acoustic players, and you can specifically thank the 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar model. It is the most affordable of Taylor's USA-made instrument line. Musicians who possess the 300 Series instruments, such as the 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar, will be delighted to know that like a good wine, these instruments get sweeter over time. It takes mere seconds of playing to realize the appeal of the tonewood mix and how its body design contributes to reliable Taylor tone, comfortability and prestige. The 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric is delivered encased in a sturdy and upscale Taylor-made hardshell case.

    Body Build

    The Grand Auditorium truly enhanced the Taylor acoustic sonic capabilities. The in-demand body style is exceptionally versatile and generates abundant acoustic ranges whether fingerpicking, flatpicking or strumming. It offers a clean and balanced tone, and is well suited to performing a multitude of musical styles.

    Combining the Right Woods

    A guitar’s top wood affects the resonation quality of the instrument. Currently, the most common guitar soundboard is Sitka spruce. It melds sharp attacks with ample flexibility, promoting wide dynamic horizons and maximum articulating control. The solid sapele back and sides of the guitar body create a tone that is slightly brighter than mahogany, showcasing its high-end pizzazz and even-keeled tonal center. Sapele is uber responsive and well-versed to multiple musical styles.

    Revolutionary Pickups

    Taylor's reliable ES2 pickup delivers continual creative upgrades in acoustic guitar amplification. The Expression System 2 is Taylor’s own behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three particularly posed and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The pickup enables the bottom of the saddle to engage fully with the bridge, releasing the guitar’s authentic sounds to tunefully wail. The sensor's placement and construct allow wider acoustic sonic blasts whether playing acoustically or plugged in. Taylor’s custom “professional audio” preamp creates extraordinary tones and ultrafast reaction. Whether you play through a PA, amplifier or straight into recording software, the Expression System 2 portrays the truest voice of your Taylor guitar. The battery element uses a 9-volt battery, and the ES2 has accessible volume, bass and treble controls.

    Additional Goodies

    Taylor's modern V-Class bracing surpasses standard X-bracing, upping the ante for acoustic performance. The sonic mechanics enhances reaction time with sustain, a volume boost, and unwavering intonation. V-Class bracing boasts clean resounding pitches that harness a steady response. V-Class bracing also makes it easier than ever to tune. Notes ring longer and project stronger, allowing your tuner to lock in faster. This guitar truly makes playing seem simple and easy.

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  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss Top, Satin Back and Sides
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume; Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Teflon-Infused Graphite Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: V-Class Bracing
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA

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