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Taylor Guitars 50th Anniversary & Circa 74 Amplifier | New from NAMM 2024


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The Taylor 814ce Builder's Edition 50th Anniversary limited-edition Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar combines two phenomenal tonewoods—Indian rosewood and sinker redwood—to deliver a kaleidoscopic range of tones. This special 50th anniversary model pairs the warm, rich lows of Indian rosewood with the cedar-like warmth and excellent projection of sinker redwood. Together, they produce remarkable tonal complexity that's enhanced by Taylor's advanced V-Class bracing. Visually striking touches like the abalone rosette, gold tuners and Kona burst edge over rosewood celebrate Taylor's five decades of guitar innovation.

Taylor 814ce Builders Edition 50th Anniversary

Ergonomic Contours and Bevels for Playing Comfort

In addition to its visual elegance, the limited-edition 814ce Builder's Edition 50th Anniversary features carefully considered ergonomic contours for comfort. The beveled armrest, scooped cutaway and slimmer body thickness improve access to the highest frets. The contoured Curve Wing bridge and rounded body edges maximize playing ease. In whatever style of genre you play, this thoughtfully designed guitar feels fantastic in your hands.

Taylor 814ce Builders Edition 50th Anniversary Soundhole Detail

Innovative V-Class Bracing for Balanced Tone

Taylor's groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture turbocharges this limited-edition 814ce's voice with greater sustain, volume and harmonic complexity compared to traditional bracing. Carefully tuned for each body shape, V-Class bracing optimizes the guitar's natural resonance as you play. Notes ring out with beautiful balance across the tonal spectrum. Both heavy strumming and delicate fingerpicking are rewarded with clear, layered overtones.

Taylor 814ce Builders Edition 50th Anniversary Neck and Inlay Detail

Onboard ES2 Electronics for Amplified Playing

Plug in the 814ce Builder's Edition limited-edition acoustic-electric guitar and unlock its amplified potential thanks to the ES2 pickup system. Featuring three discreet sensors to capture the guitar's true acoustic tone, ES2 accurately reproduces both the highs and lows with clarity. The integrated tone controls let you shape your amplified sound, from accentuating shimmering trebles to boosting robust low end. Whether on stage or in the studio, ES2 electronics empower beautiful, amplified tones.

Taylor 814ce Builders Edition 50th Anniversary Edge and Binding Detail

Fifty Years of Taylor Innovation

From Bob Taylor's revolutionary neck joint that started it all to being at the forefront of environmentally responsible luthiery, Taylor has been an industry leader and trendsetter since day one. Known for clarity and playability, Taylor acoustic guitars have become a standard for many contemporary guitarists around the globe, and have blazed a trail toward a sustainable future for the most widely played instrument on earth.

For Taylor Guitars' monumental 50th anniversary, the limited-run 814ce Builder's Edition celebrates five decades of innovation. Its masterful tonewood pairing, ergonomic contours and amplification capabilities make this GA acoustic a versatile musical companion. Treat yourself to the Taylor legacy today.

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  • Two premium tonewoods: solid Indian rosewood back/sides and solid sinker redwood top deliver exceptional tone with rosewood's rich bass and sparkling highs balanced by redwood's warmth and sensitivity
  • Revolutionary V-Class bracing provides louder volume, longer sustain and improved intonation
  • Onboard ES2 electronics with 3-sensor pickup and preamp for natural amplified tone
  • Premium features: radius armrest, Indian rosewood pickguard/trim, abalone rosette with rosewood edge, mother-of-pearl inlays, ebony bridge pins
  • Taylor's standard neck profile and 25-1/2" scale length provide comfortable, familiar feel
  • Gloss body finish highlights sculpted contours
  • Taylor deluxe hardshell case included
  • Limited to 1,974 guitars worldwide commemorating Taylor's 50th anniversary

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  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Solid Sinker redwood 
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: West African ebony
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
  • Pickup/preamp Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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