Over the years, Taylor Guitars has been known for great sound, superb playability, advanced acoustic-electric designs and a commitment to exploring sustainability in guitar building. They also have an amazing collection of some of the most gorgeous tonewoods on the face of the planet. This Taylor 714ce LTD, available in extremely limited numbers, is an exceptional example of that wood collection. Featuring stunningly beautiful walnut back and sides, along with a torrefied spruce top, the tone is lively and balanced. The appointments are exquisite—mother-of-pearl Arrowhead inlays, a Pau rosette with a bound soundhole and grained ivoroid binding inlaid with wood fibers. Let's dig a little deeper into this very special guitar.

Taylor 714ce LTD Main Features

  • Spruce top and walnut body
  • Mahogany neck with Taylor Standard Profile
  • West African Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle transducer

Wood Drives the Tone

Walnut is an under-appreciated tonewood for acoustic guitars. Combining a brightness and transparency similar to maple with some of the dry warmth of mahogany, it helps single note lines cut, while keeping strummed "cowboy chords" big and vibrant. This 714ce LTD combines that with Taylor's torrefied spruce top for the added touch sensitivity and richly developed tone of a well-broken-in instrument.

Shaped by Players' Needs

The Grand Auditorium body shape, developed by Taylor, has been an integral part of the "Taylor sound" and has become a player favorite due to its versatility. Whether you're a fingerstyle player, strummer or hybrid stylist, the 714ce LTD responds with clear, balanced tone across the entire spectrum, making it an excellent all-purpose acoustic-electric.

Innovation Moves the Air

Taylor's V-Class bracing has been a game changer in acoustic guitar design. Taking the next step beyond traditional X bracing, it literally creates a new platform for acoustic guitars. By increasing the flexibility of the top without compromising strength, it allows for both greater volume and sustain while taming aspects of random top vibration that could cancel out some frequencies and cause others to sound a little out of tune. Added benefits are increased ease of tuning and a more balanced response, both up and down, as well as across the entire fingerboard.

Dynamic, Plugged or Unplugged

The Taylor 714ce LTD features Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup and preamp for full dynamic range, whether you're playing in your living room or onstage. By developing a three-part pickup system that mounts behind the saddle, rather than under it, Taylor enables the saddle to have full, direct contact with the bridge, for a complete transfer of string vibrations to the sensitive V-Class braced top. Combine this with the custom-designed preamp, and the end result is a faithful reproduction of your guitar's voice when recording direct or playing through an acoustic guitar amp.

Taylor Guitars has always stood for unmatched build quality, incredibly stable, amazingly playable necks and versatile tone. These extremely limited editions drive home those qualities in a very special way.

  • Spruce top and walnut body
  • Mahogany neck with Taylor Standard Profile
  • West African Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle transducer
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium Single Cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Walnut
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Graphite
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Tuning machines: Taylor
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of origin: United States

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