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Distinctive tone, premium quality
A tone you crave. This 814ce V-Class develops more sonic character with age, and the more you play. With a solid wood construction, you’ll experience a rich, resonant, and truly melodic sound. Sparkly in all the right places, the Taylor 814ce brings versatility to your fingertips. It can handle almost anything.
And, with a solid sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, the 814ce delivers a dreamy acoustic tone. Sitka spruce is perfect for any player craving versatility, as it has a broad dynamic range with a crisp, articulate tone. Perfect for a wide range of playing styles - you can play your way, all the time. Additionally, with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, your tone is rich and sparkly with plenty of deep, warm bass, and crystal clarity. Play with freedom. Play the Taylor way.
Revolutionary sound from its very core
V-Class is here. And it's everything you've been looking for. Only featured on select models from Taylor. Classed as the 'new sonic-engine'. This brand new bracing pattern was designed by Andy Powers. Bracing a guitar is extremely important, and with Taylor, it's meticulous.
The V-Class bracing enhances the overall sound, and improves the 814ce's sonic performance. It also prevents the instrument from collapsing under string tension. Experience superior volume, sustain, and intonation. Due to V-Class bracing, notes are more in-tune with each other. Bringing you a truly beautiful sound that simply can't be replicated. And, in any position up and down the fingerboard, every note is true, full, consistent, and in complete harmony with each other.
Versatility at your fingertips
Taylor's signature grand auditorium shape is designed with the ability to handle almost any genre. And, it equally responds to picking and strumming. You can even play more alternative styles, and you won't be disappointed. It has a unique and individual voice that delivers an impressive amount of balance across the tonal spectrum. Experience a clear, defined tone with stage-worthy presence that fits beautifully into a live mix.
Sonically focused with a full low-end, present mid-range, and sparkly trebles. A truly stunning sound. With this, Taylor’s all-purpose electro acoustic is an ideal partner for any singer-songwriter or composer. Additionally, the 814ce is also desirably comfortable thanks to its mid-sized body and curvaceous shape. Allowing you to throw yourself around your room, rehearsal space, or stage with great passion for your playing. And, with a Venetian cutaway, you can reach for higher frets, and play with freedom.
Electronics with a breakthrough design
Get professional quality with ES2 electronics. This special design features an innovative behind-the-saddle construction that picks up the Taylor's natural dynamic properties, and delivers them beautifully. The Expression System 2 features three pickup sensors. The location of these sensors enable more acoustic dynamics to be captured - resulting in an exceptional amplified tone and a superior response to each nuance of a player's individual style.
The Expression System 2 combined with Taylor's 'professional audio' preamp allows you to simply plug-in to an amplifier, PA system, or directly into recording software. This system faithfully captures the 814ce's naturally stunning tone. Furthermore, the 814ce V-Class also features three soft-touch rotary controls, allowing you to accurately shape your amplified tone with ease. In addition, you're able to adjust the bass, treble, and volume. You can easily experiment with the Taylor's amplified tone. It's time to find your true sound and persona with the Taylor 814ce V-Class and ES2 electronics.
Furthermore, these discreet controls are also easy to use. By rotating the controls back and forth, you'll feel a small bump that indicates the middle position of the control, meaning the control is turned off. The centre point on the volume control indicates half of the highest amount of volume.
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: Indian Rosewood
- Body Type: Grand Auditorium
- Bracing: V-Class w/ Relief Rout
- Bridge Material: West African Ebony
- Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Rosette: Abalone
- Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
- Finish: Gloss
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Tropical Mahogany
- Heel Material: Tropical Mahogany
- Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
- Fingerboard Material: West African Ebony
- Fingerboard Binding: West African Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Element
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5''
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Nickel
- Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Controls: Bass/Treble/Volume
- Pickguard: Rosewood
- Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown