Taylor's 814ce is one of the most iconic acoustic guitars of the modern day. With its flagship cutaway Grand Auditorium body, traditional appearance, and gorgeous voice, the 814ce checks all the boxes regarding looks, tone, and comfort. The Builder's Edition 814ce takes that same classic acoustic and gives it several exciting modifications, making it a perfect fit for players seeking a well-rounded, masterfully-crafted Taylor.
Instead of using Sitka spruce for this model, Taylor built it with a solid Adirondack spruce soundboard, giving it a clear, ringing tone with excellent definition, no matter how hard you strum. This pairs excellently with its Indian rosewood body that delivers a bold sound with deep lows, bell-like highs, and slightly scooped mids. It also sports an ES2 pickup system with three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated sensors, allowing it to perfectly capture all the nuances of your playing when amplified.
In addition to its tonal upgrades, the Builder's Edition 814ce features numerous refinements that enhance its playability. For one, it has a sculpted cutaway that allows unrestricted access to the upper register, a must-have for soloists and lead players. It also has a beveled mahogany armrest that reduces strumming arm fatigue and an updated body taper for maximum comfort.
Other premium appointments include Antique Gold Gotoh 501 tuners, a modified V-class bracing, and a rosewood pickguard. Please reach out if you've been searching for a top-of-the-line acoustic with a gorgeous tone and a timeless look!
Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
Body Wood: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides Color: Kona Edgeburst
Neck: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard: West African Crelicam Ebony Nut Width: 1-3⁄4"
Scale Length: 25-1⁄2"
Tuners: Gotoh 501, Antique Gold
Bridge: Contoured Curve Wing
Purfling: Alternating Black and Maple
Case: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case