Introduced in the mid-1990s, Taylor's 814ce has been one of the company's most popular models, and this Taylor Builder’s Edition 814ce Blacktop Grand Auditorium continues that legacy. This guitar sports a carefully chosen back and sides that are crafted from rosewood, a tonewood loved for its rich, resonant character and beautiful aesthetic. Complementing this choice is an Adirondack spruce top, known for its dynamic responsiveness and resilience, furthered by the thoughtful bracing architecture of the Builder’s Edition 814ce. Taylor's V-Class bracing, a revolutionary design, enhances the guitar's volume, sustain, and intonation, all while helping keep the integrity of this instrument intact.
Built from Neo-Tropical Mahogany, this guitar's neck offers an edge in stability against humidity and climate, and a touch of sonic warmth to this instrument, while boasting a Taylor Standard Profile and a scale length of 25.5". The fingerboard, made from West African Crelicam ebony with Element inlays, adds a subtle touch of sophistication all while creating a comfortable canvas for fretting.
The attention to detail doesn't stop with the neck and fingerboard: this guitar's rosette, with a single ring of Shell and Green Abalone, is a visual focal point that adds to the instrument's already elegant appearance. The finish on this guitar is also a tale of contrasts done right. A glossy body showcases the Blacktop Grand Auditorium's striking aesthetic, while the satin neck and matching satin peghead provide a smooth tactile playing experience, and a nice contrast in sheen between neck and body.
- Adirondack Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides
- V-Class Bracing
- Shell and Green Abalone Rosette
- Neo-Tropical Mahogany Neck with Satin Finish
- West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard with Element Inlays
- Gloss Body, Satin Neck and Peghead
- Taylor Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo and Element Inlay
|Top Material:||Multi-Piece Adirondack spruce|
|Neck Material:||Neo-Tropical MahoganyFre|
|Fingerboard Material:||West African Crelicam Ebony|
|Body Shape:||Grand Auditorium Single Cutaway|
|Neck Profile:||Taylor Standard Profile|
|Tuning Machines:||Gotoh 510 Antique Gold with Antique Gold Buttons|
|Finish:||Gloss Body, Satin Neck and Peghead|
|Rosette:||Shell, Green Abalone, Single Ring|
|Fretboard Binding:||West African Crelicam Ebony|
|Headstock Overlay:||West African Crelicam Ebony|
|Peghead Type:||Paddle, Standard|
|Peghead Logo:||Taylor Mother of Pearl|