The Taylor 814ce is very versatile all around and is great in any situation. It has the balance and warmth for fingerpicking and it comes through the mix even as a strummer at the front of a band. It also has enough top-end for playing lead guitar.
Some notable features include: a Venetian cutaway, Taylor's new Expression System 2 electronics, rosewood top edge trim and pickguard, a marbled fretboard, their new mother-of-pearl Element fretboard inlay, and maple binding and back strip. The 814ce uses Taylor's renowned Grand Auditorium body style, along with a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides.
Grand Auditorium body style
Taylor's GA body style, used on the 814ce, has the width and depth of the Dreadnought style, but with a narrower waist, which makes this style look smaller and sleeker. The GA style helps sharpen the definition of each note, which works well with the projection of the Sitka spruce top. This body style is great for both flatpicking and fingerpicking as well as strumming, being well-balanced across the whole tonal spectrum.
Expression System 2 electronics
The ES2 electronics is a revolutionary pickup system that uses Taylor's newest innovations in amplification. It uses Taylor's 3-section pickup sensors behind the saddle, which offers extremely clear and accurate sound with a more dynamic range of sound with exceptional tone and responsiveness. The ES2 has a master volume control, two tone controls to adjust highs and lows, and a phase switch offering onboard feedback suppression.
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