Taylor 614ce Limited-Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Aquamarine
The Taylor 614ce Aquamarine Limited Edition starts with the foundation of Taylor's 600 series of acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars—solid maple back and sides paired with select spruce tops, a tonewood combination, as revoiced by Taylor's Andy Powers, that is extraordinary at reflecting and reproducing each player's individual touch on the instrument. This outstanding limited-edition instrument then pushes beyond the traditional boundaries to discover a new world of beauty and tone.
A Body Style Originated by Taylor
First introduced in 1994 by Bob Taylor, the Grand Auditorium body style quickly became Taylor's most popular body style. The Grand Auditorium strikes a balance between the flatpicking-favorite dreadnought and fingerstyle-favored Grand Concert body styles. With a clear, articulate voice that maintains plenty of body, and that responds beautifully across the instrument's entire dynamic range, this special instrument is brought to a new level by Taylor's V-Class bracing and the carefully selected tonewoods found in the 614ce Aquamarine Limited Edition.
Carefully Selected Woods Sweeten the Tone
Big leaf maple is known for clarity and linear response (if it were a speaker, we'd call it "flat response") in acoustic guitar construction. Sitka spruce, widely prevalent as a top wood in modern acoustic guitar construction, is known for broad dynamic range, focused tone and decay characteristics that help cut through a mix. Taylor tone guru Andy Powers, in revoicing the 614ce Aquamarine Limited Edition, added warmth, sonic complexity and increased responsiveness to an individual performer's playing style. The maple and spruce for this guitar were carefully selected to optimize those qualities, and are beautifully accented by the unique aquamarine finish and intricate Victorian inlay pattern.
Using Technology to Build on Tradition
Taylor's groundbreaking V-Class bracing revolutionizes acoustic guitar design, offering a transformative leap beyond traditional X-bracing. This innovative system acts as a sonic engine, enhancing acoustic performance in three crucial aspects: amplifying volume, prolonging sustain and significantly rectifying intonation issues that have plagued acoustic guitars for years. V-Class bracing produces clearer, more harmonious notes, eliminating cancelations and off-key tones. It ensures a uniform, precise response across the fretboard, resulting in a more musically immersive experience. Additionally, guitars equipped with V-Class bracing facilitate easier tuning, providing a purer, more stable pitch. This technology also delivers benefits such as more even harmonics along the neck, amplified projection and sustain, and consistent notes, especially in the upper register. Chords sound more in tune with themselves, fostering a delightful interplay as notes mature, bloom and fade.
Innovative Electronics for Studio-Grade Tone Anywhere
The 614ce Aquamarine Limited Edition boasts Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) pickups and a custom "pro-audio-grade" preamp. This combination delivers a pristine, articulate and highly responsive amplified sound. The unique behind-the-saddle pickup design ensures that every nuance of vibration is captured, preserving the guitar's full dynamic range. Whether played through an amplifier or directly into a soundboard, the authentic tonal quality is faithfully reproduced. Conveniently located on the upper shoulder of the guitar, the user-friendly volume, active bass and treble controls are easily accessible.
- Solid figured Big Leaf maple back and sides, Sitka spruce top
- Hard rock maple neck, genuine West African ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Taylor Satin Black tuners
- Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Top wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Figured Big Leaf Maple
- Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class Bracing With Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss with Custom Aquamarine Blue Finish
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
- Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
- Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
- Saddle and nut: Micarta Saddle; Black TUSQ Nut
- Pickup/preamp: Taylor Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- EQ/Tuner: Volume, Active Bass and Treble/None
- Tuning machines: Taylor Satin Black
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Case: Hardshell Case
- Country of origin: United States