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Taylor 814ce V-Class Bracing w/Radiused Armrest 185

Taylor 814ce V-Class Bracing w/Radiused Armrest 185

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Serial: 1205092185

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back & Side Wood: Indian Rosewood

814ce V-Class Bracing w/Radiused Armrest

If there is one guitar that embodies the spirit of Taylor Guitars, it is the 814ce….and it has been for many years. This flagship model exudes class and elegance while offering workmanlike utility with robust tone and unmatched playability. And now for 2021 Moore Guitars is proud to be one of the first dealers in the country to get the new imagined 814ce.

So how do you improve on a flagship guitar? Well – you take the best of TWO models and combine them into one! Take the ultimate 814ce and add the Radius armrest sculpted into the bass side of the lower bout from the 814ce DLX model and here you have it - the brand new 2021 specification 814ce! Combining the best of these two series along with Taylor’s proprietary V-Class bracing brings you the ultimate playing experience – comfort, Taylor playability, amazing volume projection, sustain, and intonation that is unmatched in the industry – all in one amazing guitar!

The classic pairing of a Sitka spruce top with East Indian rosewood sides and back produces brilliant highs, full-bodied lows and an abundance of volume and sustain that is sure to satisfy players of all types.

The Grand Auditorium Shape Simply put – this is a Bob Taylor design that came out in the early 90’s and totally changed the way guitar designers looked at guitar shape and tone! Keeping the same lower and upper bout dimensions as the Taylor dreadnought, Bob literally put this shape “on a diet” and shrunk the waist ever so slightly. This gave the guitar two distinct qualities – the most obvious being the guitar “spoke” with a whole new voice – you could “hear” this guitar in the mix better because of the way the soundboard and the body was able to project its volume in certain frequencies while still maintaining the depth and brilliance of the original dreadnought! Secondly, once you place the guitar on your lap, you also experience a whole new level of comfort because the guitar sits slightly lower – your strumming shoulder feels better and more relaxed, and your hands are able to play with much more finesse. The first time playing a Taylor GA size guitar you’ll experience a comfort level like you’ve never experienced in a full-size guitar.

Patented V-Class Bracing So let’s dive a little deeper – Simply put, Taylor Guitars revolutionary V-Class bracing helps improve sustain and volume, and allows the top of the guitar to behave in an all new way. Not only does this new design enhance volume projection and sustain, it manipulates the soundboard energy in a way that improves intonation by improving the sonic arrangement of fundamental notes and overtones. Pair this patented bracing with rich-sounding rosewood and Sitka spruce in Taylor's versatile Grand Auditorium shape, this 814ce has all the tonal depth, complexity, and versatility that you would expect, but with more overtones, sustain, and sonic horsepower.

Plugging in? Experience Taylor’s own design ES2

The Taylor Expression System 2 is simply a whole new way of thinking on acoustic amplification. With most acoustic amplification systems, you really only “hear” the pickup, and you miss out on all the sonic influences that the tone-woods provide. Not with ES2! This system totally captures the natural sound of the guitar when plugged in. Simplicity in action with only three controls (ACTIVE Volume, bass, & treble) with center detent “flat” settings controls three separate piezo pick-ups mounted behind the saddle (NOT getting squeezed UNDER the saddle) to create a more clear and accurate sound. The Active system allows you to increase or decrease the desired amount of bass and treble while maintaining the midrange output exactly where it should be as well as controlling output volume. Once you hear how natural this pickup system is, you’ll never imagine how you amplified any acoustic guitar without it.


· Grand Auditorium Body w/ Venetian Cutaway

· Sitka Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood Back & Sides

· Patented V-Class Bracing

· Taylor ES-2 (Expression System) Electronics

· Crelicam Ebony Fretboard and Bridge

· Taylor made Hardshell Case Included


Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle

Bracing: V-Class

Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony

Pickguard: Rosewood

Number of Frets: 20

Tuners: Smoked 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: Rock Maple

Top Finish: Gloss 4.5

Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

Backstrap Finish: None

Rosette Size: SingleRing

Bridge Inlay: None

Back/Side Finish: Gloss 4.5

Armrest Binding: Radius, Indian Rosewood

Backstrap Wood: None

Rosette Mat.: Abalone

Stain/Sunburst: None

Wedge: None

Armrest: yes

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Element

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Pale Non-Figured Maple

Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Peghead Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony

Peghead Type: Standard

Peghead Purfling: Maple

Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony

Peghead Inlay: Element

Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots

Buttons: Smoked Nickel

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood

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