A versatile instrument suitable for a range of musical applications, the Grand Auditorium 714ce boasts a rich and dynamic voice. The Lutz spruce top responds with the sonic power and headroom of old-growth Adirondack spruce, with an extra splash of warmth across the tonal spectrum. Together with Taylor’s patented V-Class bracing scheme and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, this guitar resonates with spectacular power, clarity and sustain. One of the most inspiring attributes of the bracing architecture is the noticeably enhanced in-tuneness of the notes, with more harmonic agreement among chords and extra girth in upper-register notes. The result is a balanced, textured sound that’s rich in tonal nuance with enough dynamic range to support hard hitters and soft pickers alike. Aesthetically, the 714ce sports an aesthetic that balances rootsy and refined elements, featuring wood-rich details like koa binding, a herringbone-style Douglas fir/maple rosette, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, along with abalone Reflections fretboard and peghead inlays and a “weathered brown” pickguard. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.
Body Shape - Grand Auditorium with Venetian cutaway
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic
Top Wood - Lutz Spruce
This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume
Rosette - 3 Ring Douglas Fir Herringbone
Back and Sides Wood - Indian Rosewood
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever
Bracing - V-Class Bracing
Taylor's revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation
Binding - Non-Figured Koa
Pickguard - Weathered Brown
Frets - 20
Scale Length - 25.5"
Neck Wood - Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood - Ebony
Inlays - Reflections
Tuners -Closed Gear Taylor Nickel
Nut - Black Graphite
Bridge - Ebony
Saddle - Micarta
Bridge Pins - Black Ebony
Expression System 2.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design