A Mint 2001 Taylor 'Grand Auditorium' 614-CE
2001 Taylor 614-CE (Stereo)
This 15 3/4-inch wide, 4 1/2 inch-deep 'Grand Auditirium' guitar weighs just 4.70 lbs. Two-piece, book-matched, Sitka spruce X-braced top. Two-piece book-matched highly-figured quilted maple back, highly figured quilted maple sides. Nine-ply binding on the top, five-ply binding on the back. Elaborate four-inch diameter sound-hole with nine rings featuring a wide ring of abalone. One-piece hard rock maple neck with a nice fat nut width of 1 3/4 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a medium profile gently rising from 0.83 inch at the 1st fret to 0.87 inch at the 9th fret. Rosewood faced headstock with "Taylor" logo inlaid in pearl and single white border. Bell-shaped Ebony truss-rod cover with two screws. Individual Grover 'Rotomatic' tuners with half-moon gold-plated metal buttons. Single-ply binding on ebony fretboard with 20 medium-thin frets. Inlaid pearl "Leaf" posiition markers and small black dot side markers. Fishman Prefix Onboard Stereo Blender System on bass side of body with an under saddle pickup with an output of 9.25k. Eight controls on the Fishman system including two rotary black plastic with ribbed-sides, five sliders and a two-way 'phase' switch. with jack input on end strap pin. TUSQ compensated bridge saddle on specific-shaped' ebony base. Black string pins with abalone dots. Inside the sound hole is a rectangular white label with Model No. "614-CE", Serial No."20010730115" printed in black, and the signature of "Robert Taylor" in black ink. This beautiful one-owner guitar is in mint (9.50) condition. Complete with the original 12-page Fishman Prefix Stereo Blender Acoustic Guitar System booklet. Housed in it's original Taylor five-latch shaped black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.50).
Founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars, from its humble, naive beginnings as a repair shop, has evolved into one of the world's most successful and highly regarded acoustic guitar manufacturers in the world, making musical-instrument history by becoming the first American luthiers in the 20th century century to take an acoustic guitar company from one-off shop to production-level manufacturer without relinquishing ownership or creative control. "In 1976, Taylors provided an affordable and viable alternative to Martins, which were the standard," John Zehnder of McCabe's Guitar Shop recalled. "The Taylors' low-profile necks, and the fact that they offered several choices as to neck widths, were a real advantage. Plus, they sounded good, and, because of the way they were made [with bolt-on necks], we were able to make repairs instantly, which was greatly appreciated by our customers. In many ways, Taylor guitars were a real breath of fresh air." That fresh air continues to gust from the factory, with guitars that have won international acclaim and many awards, the most important being the rabid loyalty of Taylor Guitar players. (#2289)
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