With exceptionally warm and articulate tones, tropical mahogany has established itself among many as a favored tonewood. The cedar-topped Taylor 514ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway ES2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar sets itself apart amongst other tropical mahogany guitars with its cedar complement, popular body shape and excellent electronics. Plugged in, the 514ce will sing out the subtlety of your style loud and clear. Includes case.
The Taylor 514ce Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric is constructed of a red cedar top with tropical mahogany back and sides.
The GA is Taylor's most versatile and popular shape, excelling at light-touch fingerstyle as well as strumming. Great for mic'ing and recording, the GA's balanced mid-range and bright tone exemplify the Taylor voice.
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor's proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
Back and sides: tropical American mahogany
Top: western red cedar
Soundhole rosette: Grained Ivoroid
Neck: tropical American mahogany
Fretboard inlay: Century
Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
Binding: Indian rosewood
Nut and saddle: Tusq
Tuning machines: Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
Strings: Elixir light gauge strings with NANOWEB Coating
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