The 814ce is the Taylor flagship model. With it's ultra-thin finish for more resonance as well it's its premium construction and premium woods, it really is like a supercar in the acoustic world. As the name might suggest, the DLX (deluxe) model has been designed to take the Taylor experience to the next level!
First up, Taylor have opted to use their revolutionary V-class bracing for this luxurious instrument. This seemingly minor tweak actually has a huge effect on the tone and playability of the guitar. By taming the response of the top (soundboard), you'll attain better sustain, powerful projection and stunning clarity like never before.
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The stunning rounded rosewood arm rest adds a new dimension of comfort when playing, and paired with the Indian Rosewood back/sides and Sitka Spruce top, you've got a lush aesthetic with a tone to match.
Here's what Taylor say about the 814ce Deluxe with V-Bracing:
This luxurious rosewood/spruce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium reaches new levels of performance thanks to our patented V-Class bracing. By coaxing a more orderly response from the top, this game-changing bracing design allows the 814ce DLX to produce more powerful notes everywhere on the fretboard, along with stronger projection, longer sustain, and improved intonation, creating a more musical and expressive playing experience for guitarists. The classic pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce sparkles with new intensity thanks to the new internal bracing architecture, bringing out more of rosewood’s naturally warm overtones and producing clear, bell-like highs. Premium details include a radius-style rosewood armrest and Gotoh 510 tuners that feature a precise 21:1 gear ratio, delivering an ultra-smooth playing experience. And with deluxe features like maple binding, mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays, a smoky ebony fretboard, rosewood top trim, and maple fretboard/peghead purfling lines, it’s easy to see why the 814ce DLX is one of our most appealing rosewood models.
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
- Pickup: ES2
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Bracing: V-class bracing
- Cutaway style: Venetian
- Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
- Pickguard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown