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

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The Taylor AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition acoustic-electric guitar celebrates five decades of guitar innovation with a nod to the past and an eye toward the future. This special-edition Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar from Taylor's American Dream series pairs spruce and walnut tonewoods for a vintage-inspired feel and balanced acoustic tone. The Grand Auditorium body shape offers playing comfort while providing versatility to handle fingerpicking, strumming and everything between. Under the anniversary tobacco sunburst finish, proprietary V-Class bracing enables the spruce top to ring out with remarkable resonance and sustain. Plug in to let Taylor's revolutionary ES2 electronics accurately amplify the AD14ce's natural acoustic voice through an amp or PA. With looks inspired by the past and patented Taylor technology powering its present-day performance, the AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition is a commemorative acoustic that plays as good as it looks.

Taylor AD14ce Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary

Grand Auditorium Body Excels Across Playing Styles

As one of Taylor's original body shapes, the Grand Auditorium has become a popular choice among players looking for a versatile workhorse. Its proportions are engineered for comfort while still providing the balanced tone Taylor is known for. The Grand Auditorium's mix of width and curves gives it a dynamic voice that readily responds to both picking and strumming styles. Fingerpickers will appreciate the GA's articulation on complex passages. Strummers can expect full, rich chords with singing highs. The cutaway grants easy access to upper frets for guitarists who like to solo. Whether you’re playing is soft and intricate or lively and bold, the Grand Auditorium AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition has the versatility to handle it beautifully.

Taylor AD14ce Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary Top and Side Detail

Spruce and Walnut Create Vintage-Inspired Acoustic Tone

The AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition pairs a solid Sitka spruce top with walnut back and sides for an acoustic palette that balances vintage character with Taylor's modern musicality. Spruce is prized for its crisp, articulate high end and dynamic range. Walnut contributes a focused midrange and warm, round low end. Together, these tonewoods create a voice that complements intricate fingerpicked passages, supports rich rhythmic strumming and sounds stunning on solo melodies. Sonically and aesthetically, the spruce and walnut pairing connects the AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition to Taylor's five-decade journey of guitar-making innovation.

Taylor AD14ce Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary Top and Fingerboard Detail

Revolutionary ES2 Electronics Accurately Amplify Your Tone

Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics accurately capture the AD14ce's natural acoustic sound. At the heart is their patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which reads string vibrations to produce a dynamic signal rich in the guitar's true character. Advanced modeling technology enables comprehensive tonal shaping while retaining organic acoustic detail. You can even blend in the sound from an acoustic body sensor to enrich the amplified tone with the guitar's top resonance. Whether practicing at home, performing live or tracking in the studio, ES2 makes it easy to faithfully amplify this limited-edition AD14ce 50th Anniversary acoustic-electric guitar.

Taylor AD14ce Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary Soundhole Detail

V-Class Bracing Unlocks the Spruce Top's Potential

Taylor's innovative V-Class bracing architecture is a key ingredient in the AD14ce 50th Anniversary's musical power. Precision-engineered braces placed along the guitar's central "V" enable the thin, responsive spruce top to vibrate as freely as possible. This allows the strings to ring out with remarkable sustain, richness and harmonic beauty. More than a technical feat, V-Class bracing unlocks the spruce top's hidden potential to produce a more musically captivating acoustic guitar.

With its commemorative 50th Anniversary appointments, vintage-inspired woods and modern Taylor tone, the AD14ce 50th Anniversary limited-edition is an acoustic-electric that honors the past while embracing the future. Players who appreciate great guitars with stories to tell will treasure this special-edition Grand Auditorium.

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  • Crafted in celebration of Taylor's 50th anniversary, featuring a solid walnut/spruce wood pairing and hand-sprayed tobacco sunburst top
  • V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes with clearer, consistent response and greater sonic alignment
  • Expression System 2 pickup/preamp delivers exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness
  • Mahogany neck with standard Taylor profile, smoked eucalyptus fingerboard and headstock overlay
  • Popular Grand Auditorium body shape responds to various playing styles with a balanced, full-range tone
  • Walnut back and sides produce a pronounced midrange with warm lows and clear highs
  • Gold Taylor tuning machines and acrylic-dotted ebony bridge pins
  • Ships with a super durable yet lightweight AeroCase
  • Limited to 1,974 guitars worldwide commemorating Taylor's 50th anniversary

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Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Spruce 
  • Back & sides: Walnut
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class 
  • Body finish: Satin with Tobacco Sunburst Top
Neck
  • 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: Smoked Eucalyptus 
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band, Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
Other
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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