This handsome limited edition Grand Auditorium showcases a back and sides of blackheart sassafras, whose dramatic color variegation makes each set of wood truly one-of-a-kind. The tone profile of sassafras blends the clarity and woodiness of mahogany with extra midrange and top-end overtones, while the Sitka spruce soundboard yields extra sonic headroom and fullness thanks to Adirondack spruce bracing. Together with Taylor versatile Grand Auditorium body, this beauty will handle a diverse range of playing styles. Unique details include a sharp Florentine cutaway and premium appointments: rosewood Capstone fretboard inlays outlined in mother-of-pearl, a rosewood/mother-of-pearl rosette, rosewood binding with curly maple top edge trim, a rosewood back strip, and Gotoh Gold tuners, with Taylor’s award-winning Expression System 2 electronics for rich amplified tone. The model features a limited edition guitar label and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
The 714ce sports Taylors popular and versatile Grand Auditorium body style and incorporates a compelling alternate take on the classic rosewood/spruce pairing, featuring Lutz spruce rather than Sitka. Together with Taylors Performance bracing and tone-enhancing protein glues, players can expect a bold and dynamic voice that balances rosewoods natural overtone sparkle with a strong fundamental focus, giving this and other 700 Series guitars a rootsy musical personality with expansive musical range. That musical character is matched by an aesthetic thats grounded in Americana style and refined with Taylors precision-crafted details. Rosewoods mocha complexion is complemented with wood-rich trim, featuring Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, and a weathered brown pickguard design with a pattern reminiscent of leather. Modern playing amenities include a Venetian cutaway and Taylors stage-ready ES2 pickup and preamp.