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Ex-Demo Taylor 914ce, 2017
Please note this is an ex-demo item and will show signs of use, such as marks to the body. It does not include the original box. Images are for illustrative purposes only. For more information or pictures please contact email@example.com.
Serial Number - 1103157075
Among Taylor’s rosewood/spruce guitars, the 900 Series has always projected an aura of high-end sophistication, showcasing a detail-rich aesthetic and the most refined levels of Taylor craftsmanship. A lush redesign has brought a sleek and comfortable hand-carved ebony armrest to the series, along with the same sweeping array of tonal-enhancing refinements first applied to the 800 Series. On the 914ce, the Grand Auditorium’s all-around versatility has been punched up to produce a more powerful bass response and a warmer, sweeter midrange. The refreshed appointment scheme boasts a beautifully calibrated balance of ebony binding and koa purfling, together with colorful abalone shell inlays and trim. Additional features include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s Expression System® 2 pickup. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Taylor Expression System® 2
Taylor pickup designer David Hosler had been studying under-saddle piezo transducers and how they capture a guitar’s energy as it is transferred from the strings through the saddle and soundboard.The industry’s prevailing understanding had been that the top and string vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down.This has long been the basis for the placement of a piezo- electric transducer under the saddle.But Hosler found that the vertical movement is heavily restricted because the string tension’s downward pressure essentially locks the saddle down. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle or synthetic.In reality, the saddle’s natural range of movement is back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Hosler to relocate the piezo crystals from under the saddle to behind it, just barely making contact with it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it was transferred through the saddle. The patent-pending ES2 design incorporates three pickup sensors that are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the pressure of the sensors against the saddle.
In the context of Taylor’s modern design heritage, the Grand Auditorium is Taylor’s flagship body style and the most popular shape. The next size up from the Grand Concert, it actually shares the same basic body dimensions as a Dreadnaught, but with modified contours that include a more tapered waist, enabling the guitar to fit more comfortably in your lap. Tonally, it lives in the sweet spot between a Dreadnaught – known for robust flatpicking and rhythmic strumming – and a Grand concert – designed with finger stylists in mind – to give players the best if both worlds and then some. The GA’s well-defined midrange helps maintain the balance and clarity of the GC, yet enough power on the top and bottom for strummers and flatpickers to let loose. It’s the most versatile performer and a smart choice for the gigging musician looking for one guitar to cover a diverse mix of music. Whether you’re a novice, weekend warrior, or a professional and want a guitar that can cover a lot of ground, you cant go wrong with the Grand Auditorium.
|Model Name||Taylor 914ce, 2017|
|Brand Series||900 Series|
|Finish/Colour||All Gloss / Natural|
|Body Shape||Grand Auditorium|
|Back and Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Bracing||Advanced Performance with Relief Rout|
|Electronics||Taylor Expression System® 2|
|Case||Taylor Deluxe Hardshell|
|Additional Features||Tusq Nut and Micarta Saddle, Mother of Pearl Headstock Logo and Inlays|
Important Notice to International Customers Outside of the European Union.
Due to the CITIES Regulation of Rosewood, a CITES Certificate must be added to your basket with the purchase of this guitar.
For more information on CITES please see the listing for the CITES Certificate or alternatively contact us before purchasing.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we no longer ship items containing rosewood to the USA.