OUT OF STOCK BUT WE CAN GET IT
• Ship time varies by availability - C19 delays possible
• Order now to reserve yours ~ risk free
Get Rich Warmth And Dynamic Mids From The 500 Series, Featuring A Solid Western Red Cedar Top And Solid Tropical Mahogany Back And Sides - The Taylor 514ce Grand Auditorium ES2 A/E
The cutaway Grand Auditorium 514ce is a perennial favorite with singer-songwriters and light-to-medium strummers. The pairing of mahogany back and sides with a cedar top yields a tone with a strong, clear midrange presence, while the cedar top adds warmth and a bit of overtone bloom that suggests an older, played-in guitar. With the addition of Taylorâ€™s Performance bracing, the overall voice responds with more power and volume. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. A Venetian cutaway offers greater access to the guitarâ€™s upper register, while Taylorâ€™s patented Expression System 2 pickup translates the sonic warmth and detail into a natural-sounding amplified tone.
The most versatile and popular of Taylor’s guitar shapes. Its well-defined midrange contributes to a clear and balanced tone. It’s responsive enough for fingerstyle players and powerful enough for pickers and strummers to get a lively response. Think of it as a jack of all trades.
WESTERN RED CEDAR
Cedar is less dense than spruce, and its relative softness adds warmth to a guitar’s tone, especially for players with a softer touch, like fingerstylists or light to moderate strummers and pickers. Players with a strong attack are often better paired with spruce.
Mahogany is known for its meaty midrange character, featuring a strong fundamental focus often described as “punchy,” “woody,” or “dry,” because it doesn’t produce a lot of ringing overtones. Mahogany’s earthy voice has been featured on many roots music recordings over the years.
EXPRESSION SYSTEM 2
Taylor’s breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.
Standard on “ce” models in the 300 Series and up, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought is a bit flatter. Our Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while our 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate our flattest slope.
- Back/Side Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Top Wood: Western Red Cedar
- Body Length: 20"
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Body Width: 16"
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Century
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Binding: Tortoise
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Number of Frets: 20
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
- Buttons: Nickel
- Fretboard Binding: Ebony
- Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
- Heel length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Manufacturer: Taylor Guitars
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
Listing ID: NA60717