With exceptionally warm and articulate tones, tropical mahogany has established itself among many as a favored tonewood. The cedar-topped Taylor 514e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar sets itself apart amongst other tropical mahogany guitars with its cedar complement, popular body shape and excellent electronics. Plugged in, the 514e 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.
Taylor’s ground-breaking Expression System® (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.
The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.
The ES was designed in-house, alongside our acoustic guitars, which allowed us to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
- Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
- Back and sides: tropical American mahogany
- Top: western red cedar
- Soundhole rosette: abalone
- Neck: tropical American mahogany
- Fretboard: ebony
- Fretboard inlay: small pearl dots
- Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
- Binding: Indian rosewood
- Bridge: ebony
- Nut and saddle: Tusq
- Tuning machines: Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir light gauge strings with NANOWEB Coating
- Scale length: 25 1/2"
- Truss rod: adjustable
- Neck width at nut: 1 3/4"
- Number of frets: 20
- Fretboard radius: 15"
- Bracing: standard II (forward shifted pattern)
- Finish: gloss
- Color options: natural
- Cutaway: None
- Electronics: ES
- Taylor Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case Included