Our flagship Grand Auditorium now boasts even more sonic delights with the addition of our groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture. The classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence, and high-range sparkle, but V-Class bracing elevates that tone to new heights. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. Standout material features include a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Auditorium Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Indian Rosewood Top Wood Sitka Spruce Electronics Expression System 2® Cutaway Venetian Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing V-Class with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover West African Ebony Pickguard Rosewood Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8" Binding/Edge Treatment Pale Non-Figured Maple Top Finish Gloss 4.5 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size 2014 800 Series Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss 4.5 Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Abalone Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest no Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Element Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Ebony Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/2" Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding West African Ebony Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling Maple Headstock Overlay West African Ebony Peghead Inlay Element Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl Bridge Pins West African Ebony with Abalone Dots Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim Indian Rosewood 1104238083
For more information about the Taylor 814ce/V-Class Bracing, please contact us.