This Guitar Sings with Giant Tone!Taylor's 414ce embodies a superb blend of classic tonewoods and modern electronics. With it, you get a wonderful solid Sitka spruce top with ovangkol as its back and sides - ensuring excellent tone when unplugged. Yet, Taylor also added their renowned Taylor Expression electronics system, which makes the Taylor 414ce ripe for stage use, as well. And, whether you favor strum-style playing or fingerpicking you'll be equally delighted, as it features the treble-emphasized Grand Auditorium body style, which offers up excellent note definition, with the Taylor 414ce.
Taylor 414ce Left-handed Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Renowned Taylor Expression Rig electronics
- Taylor 414ce Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
- Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Ovangkol
- Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Ovangkol
When you pick up a Taylor, you can expect outstanding tone - and one of the leading reasons behind that signature Taylor voice is the use of excellent tonewoods. This particular Taylor, the 414ce, is a prime example of just that. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top - which sports projection - while its body comprises Ovangkol. Ovangkol is an African tonewood with a striking olive-brown coloration and intensely varied grain. It offers a response somewhat similar to the richness of rosewood - but sports the 414ce a voice all its own. The Taylor 414ce also features a Tropical American mahogany neck, which is lined with a smooth-playing ebony fretboard.
Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing
Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 414ce, employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought. But, its waist is narrower, which offers Grand-Auditorium-bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble zing. The body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a killer choice for nearly every playing style.
Renowned Taylor Expression rig electronics
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Taylor 414ce's Expression rig uses patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. The Taylor ES system was created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer Rupert Neve - and the system is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Built-in tone controls provide added flavor, or can be set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
Taylor 414ce Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
The finish used to make this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for max durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than old school lacquer finishes.
Taylor 414ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
- Back & Sides: Ovangkol
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Soundhole Rosette: Wood Fiber
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Large Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: White Fiber
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- TUNERS: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- SCALE: 25 1/2 Inches
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bracing: Scalloped, X-Brace
- Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Electronics: Taylor Expression System
- Body Width: 16 Inches
- Body Depth: 4-5/8 Inches
- Body Length: 20 Inches
- Overall Length: 41 Inches
- Case: Taylor Hardshell