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Our cutaway acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce has long been a staple of gigging and recreational players thanks to its musical versatility and clean, workmanlike aesthetic. Crafted with back and sides of solid African ovangkol and a solid Sitka spruce top, the 414ce now also features our V-Class bracing, a game-changing sonic engine that powers these tonewoods to produce more volume, longer sustain, and stronger projection. The more orderly movement of the top, courtesy of the new bracing design, also improves the intonation up and down the neck, making chords sing like never before, without sour notes or the “rub” of slight dissonance within certain chords. The difference comes through loud and clear, whether you’re on the couch, recording into a mic, or plugged in at a gig. The ovangkol/Sitka pairing yields a mix of powerful midrange frequencies, strong, clear treble notes, and deep yet balanced lows, and together with V-Class, make this a superb all-around guitar. Fingerpickers, flatpickers and strummers each will find something to love here. Appointments include crisp white binding, Diamond fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and proprietary ES2 electronics. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Discover the features that make this guitar unique
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
"Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar."
|Bracing:||V-Class w/ Relief Rout|
|Brand of Strings:||Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light|
|Nut & Saddle:||Black Graphite, Micarta Saddle|
|Truss Rod Cover:||Black Plastic|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Case:||Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown|
|Back Config:||2-Piece No Wedge|
|Rosette Size:||Three Ring|
|Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment:||Black|
|Type of Neck Joint:||Taylor Neck|
|Fretboard Wood:||West African Ebony|
|Fretboard Inlay:||Small Diamonds|
|Heel Cap Binding:||White|
|Headstock Overlay:||West African Ebony|
|Peghead Logo:||Italian Acrylic|
|Peghead Inay:||Engraved Diamond, Italian Acrylic|
|Bridge Pins:||West African Ebony|