Taylor 514ce V-Class Bracing Acoustic/Electric Guitar Includes Hardshell Case

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$3,258.00
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Taylor 514ce V-Class Bracing Acoustic/Electric Guitar Includes Hardshell Case: The rare combo of tropical mahogany and Lutz spruce paired with Taylor's topnotch electronics and appointments make this a dynamic performer. Taylor's revitalized 500 Series mahogany guitars are brimming with appealing refinements, starting with new bracing that boosts the volume, low-end richness and projection, while also making the guitars more responsive. A new top wood, Lutz spruce, joins the mix on this Custom 514ce Florentine Grand Auditorium, producing a powerful sound reminiscent of Adirondack spruce. All 500 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection. Grand Auditorium A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice. Tonewoods A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Lutz Spruce is a naturally occuring hybrid of Sitka and white spruce. Sitka is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era because it blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Lutz spruce takes these attributes and blends them with those of white and Englemann spruce, with an end result resembling old Adirondack spruce. When combined with Taylor's bracing architecture, guitars are more powerful, richer and louder than before. Tropical mahogany is known for a meaty midrange featuring a strong fundamental without adding a lot of ringing overtones. It responds well to players with a strong attack who like dry, earthy, lo-fi sounds. It has a natural compression that smooths out strumming and picking technique. Mahogany's clear and direct tonal character makes it a great option for playing and standing out among other instruments. Expression System 2 Electronics Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls. FEATURES Body Body type: Grand Auditorium Cutaway: Single Top wood: Solid Lutz Spruce Back & sides: Solid Tropical Mahogany Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance Bracing (Standard III Forward Shift with Relief Rout) Body finish: Gloss 6.0 Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm) Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany Scale length: 25.5 in. Number of frets: 20 Neck finish: Satin Electronics Pickup/preamp: Yes Brand: Taylor Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors Preamp EQ: 2-band Feedback filter: Phase Tuner: No Other Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony Tuning machines: Gotoh Antique Gold Tuners with Gold Buttons Bridge: Genuine African Ebony Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq Number of strings: 6-string Special features: See "Other Features" Above Case: Hardshell case Accessories: None Country of origin: China