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Truly a one-of-a-kind instrument, the Taylor 414ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar features many custom elements artfully incorporated by Taylor Master Guitar Designer, Andy Powers. These intricate design choices, along with the innovative V-Class bracing, make this guitar much more than the sum of its parts. Everyone from professionals to hobbyists will enjoying this beautiful, easy-to-play guitar. The volume, sustain and "in-tune-ness" of the 414ce and its high-fidelity sonic details combine to deliver a superior level of player experience never seen before. The 414ce features popular and musically expressive tonewoods that produce a rich and detailed sound. Rosewood's balanced sonic range and Taylor's Grand Auditorium body shape combine to result in a guitar that is a joy to play whether you'e at home or on stage.

Grand Auditorium

The Grand Auditorium body shape lends itself beautifully to the 414ce's iconic Taylor sound. This popular body style makes the 414ce a versatile guitar and yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the 414ce is an excellent choice.

Tonewood Pairing

A guitar's top wood is has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era, blending stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions to achieve a broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. The solid Indian rosewood back and sides of the 414ce complement the Sitka spruce top with a sound that's made it one of the most popular tone woods ever. Rosewood produces a bold bass response with a slightly scooped midrange. The 414ce's sweeping frequency range—deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs—rings out with bell-like, high-end clarity.


The electronics in the 414ce don't disappoint. With Taylor's revolutionary ES2 pickup design, you get an honest representation of true Taylor tone. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three carefully positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the 414ce's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged in. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, the ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite amplifier, or directly into your audio interface, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of the 414ce. The Taylor Expression System 2 is powered by a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and includes easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

Special Features

The 414ce Special Edition Grand Auditorium is packed full of premium Taylor features, including an abalone rosette, "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays with matching peghead inlay, Shaded Edge Burst (top), gold hardware, grained ivoroid binding and V-Class bracing. Taylor's V-Class bracing is a step beyond traditional X-bracing, and introduces an entirely new level of acoustic performance. It acts as a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of the 414ce by boosting volume, sustain and by largely resolving the intonation issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. This creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off." With a clearer, more consistent response, the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing experience. Because of the V-Class bracing, the 414ce is a breeze to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. You'll notice harmonics that ring more uniformly down the neck, more projection and improved sustain. The 414ce V-Class Special Edition Grand Auditorium instrument also ships in a deluxe hardshell case for optimal fit and protection.

The Taylor Difference

What sets the 414ce apart? Unmatched build quality, a stable and playable neck, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

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  • Abalone rosette
  • "Engraved Victorian" fingerboard inlays
  • Matching "Engraved Victorian" peghead inlay
  • Shaded Edge Burst top finish
  • Gold hardware
  • Grained ivoroid binding

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  • Body type: Grand auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor gold with gold buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave" saddle/Teflon-infused graphite nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: United States

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