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Taylor Guitars Nylon-String Showdown: 214ce-N vs. 314ce-N vs. 814ce-Nplay button

Taylor Guitars Nylon-String Showdown: 214ce-N vs. 314ce-N vs. 814ce-N

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The Taylor 814ce-N is a premium guitar combining 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.

Taylor 814ce-N Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Nylon-String Guitar Natural
Taylor 814ce-N Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Nylon-String Guitar Natural
Taylor 814ce-N Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Nylon-String Guitar Natural

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  • 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

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