Taylor

Description

The Taylor 414ce-R V-Class Grand Auditorium features a beautiful Indian rosewood body, a tonewood Taylor usually reserves for its higher-end instruments. The 414ce-R Grand Auditorium brings the resonant rosewood into a more accessible price range, making it ideal for beginning players seeking a quality sound. Taylor's Grand Auditorium shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity provide an acoustic instrument that’s a joy to play in virtually any venue. Built with V-Class bracing for enhanced volume and sustain, the Taylor 414ce-R is equipped with the ES2 pickup design for exceptional tone when plugged in. With a solid spruce top, a Tropical mahogany neck and genuine West African ebony fingerboard, the Taylor 414ce-R acoustic offers style, resonance and expression in a comfortable Grand Auditorium guitar. Now available at Guitar Center.

Taylor 414ce-R V-Class Grand Auditorium Main Features

  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • Sitka spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle pickup
  • Enhanced bracing design

Popular, Comfortable Body Shape

The Grand Auditorium helped establish Taylor’s acoustic sound and the 414ce-R maintains that versatile tone. A Taylor original, this popular design yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum.

Terrific Tonewood Pairing

The Taylor 414ce-R acoustic tops Indian rosewood with Sitka spruce for a full-ranged voice, complex overtones and extended sustain. Rosewood produces the strongest bass response among the tonewoods commonly used for guitars, with a slightly scooped midrange. Its sweeping frequency range— deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs— rings out with bell-like clarity.

Revolutionary Electronics

Equipped with the Expression System 2 pickup design, the Taylor 414ce-R Grand Auditorium guitar delivers a dynamic range of acoustic sound when 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.

V-Class Bracing

The 414ce-R Grand Auditorium is constructed with Taylor's V-Class bracing, a fundamental innovation in acoustic guitar design and a step beyond traditional X-bracing. This provides a clearer, more consistent response with a pure, solid pitch and increases both volume and sustain. It just so happens that this bracing style also improves the intonation of the guitar.

The Taylor 414ce-R V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic is a workhorse of a guitar. With a gloss finish and an Indian rosewood body, this accessible Grand Auditorium offers upscale components that players can grow into. This Taylor acoustic also comes with a hardshell case for portable storage and protection.
Features
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss 
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • 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:
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA