Taylor 814ce-N Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Nylon-String Guitar Natural
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This premium guitar combines Taylor's signature playability and tone with a revolutionary pickup system for amplified performance. The sleek mahogany Grand Auditorium body resonates with rich, complex harmonics while the Expression System 2 pickup captures the guitar's acoustic voice with stunning depth and clarity. The 814ce-N is perfect for nylon-string players looking to expand their sonic palette.
Redesigned Bracing and Wood Thicknesses for Optimal Tone
Master guitar designer Andy Powers customized the bracing and wood thicknesses of the 814ce-N for enhanced musicality. The redesigned bracing brings out a warm, mature midrange and loose, luxurious low end from the solid Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. A 3.5 mil finish provides protection without dampening resonance. These refinements yield an acoustic voice with exceptional richness, depth, and sustain.
Expression System 2 Pickup for Natural Amplified Sound
At the heart of the 814ce-N is Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup, which features three strategically placed pickup sensors to capture nuances in your playing. The sensors enable a dynamic range of acoustic sound in amplified performance. Combined with Taylor's custom preamp, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the 814ce-N's tone whether on stage, recording, or jamming with friends. Volume, bass, and treble controls provide tonal shaping to suit any musical situation.
Familiar Feel for Crossover Appeal
While the 814ce-N produces the rich, complex voice of a traditional nylon-string guitar, its sleek mahogany neck and 1 7/8" nut width have a familiar feel for steel-string players. The slight radius and slender profile facilitate smooth playability across the ebony fretboard. This combination of premium tonewoods and comfortable design gives the 814ce-N exceptionally versatile musicality.
Premium Appointments and Portability
As part of the 800 Series, the 814ce-N features premium appointments like an abalone rosette, rosewood binding, and a rosewood pickguard. Overall, the Taylor 814ce-N Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar delivers a premium playing experience for nylon-string guitarists ready to take their music to new creative heights.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Single cutaway
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Solid Indian rosewood
- Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Grand Auditorium Bracing with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss 3.5 Top, back and sides
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
- Nut width: 1.87 in. (47.6 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine 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: None
- Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
- Tuning machines: Nylon Nickel Tuners with Pearloid Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: See "Other Features" above
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States