Taylor design guru Andy Powers conceived our Builder’s Edition collection to deliver a next-level, player-centric experience in both feel and sound. Each model in this family is the equivalent of his director’s cut version of its standard model counterpart, boasting premium woodworking details that refine the playing comfort on both the body and neck. The Builder’s Edition 614ce features our popular Grand Auditorium body, a torrefied Sitka spruce top, back and sides of figured Big Leaf maple, and our patented V-Class bracing. That combination yields an ultra-responsive, player-reflective sound, elevating maple’s natural transparency in a way that can sound warm, bright or whatever a player’s hands decide. The V-Class architecture improves the volume, sustain and projection, and creates more harmonic agreement between notes by putting the top more in tune with the strings. Our proprietary roasting process for the Sitka spruce top lowers the damping effect and helps deliver a more played-in tone. Ergonomic body details (exclusive to Builder’s Edition) include a beveled armrest with beveled body edge treatment; a double-carved cutaway that allows fluid access to the higher frets without the need to change one’s hand position; and our new Silent Satin finish, which reduces contact noise for a cleaner overall sound. Gold Gotoh 510 tuners (featuring a 21:1 gear ratio) complete the suite of tactile delights. Striking aesthetic details include a new Wild Honey Burst on the back, sides and neck (an optional burst-top version is also available), our mother-of-pearl Sceptor fretboard/peghead inlay, and inset maple/black body purfling with matching rosette. The guitar comes equipped with our ES2 electronics and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Auditorium Top Wood Sitka Spruce Body Wood Maple Number of Strings 6 Electroniocs Expression System 2 Cutaway Beveled Scale Length 25-1/2" Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing V-Class with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover West African Ebony Pickguard None Number of Frets 20 Tuners Gotoh Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width16" Body Depth 4 5/8" Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Top Finish Silent Satin Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Silent Satin Armrest Binding Beveled, no binding Backstrap Wood NoneStain/Sunburst Wild Honey Burst Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top Wedge None Armrest yes Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Ebony Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4" Peghead Finish Satin Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay West African Ebony Peghead Inlay Scepter, Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl Bridge Pins West African Ebony Buttons Gold Fingerboard ExtNone Edge Trim None
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