The sweet, distinct tonality of cedar.
A Western red cedar top brings extra warmth and responsiveness to the popular mahogany Taylor Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar. This Taylor guitar is a perennial favorite among fingerstylists and singer-songwriters alike. Less dense than a spruce top, cedar's warmer, more blossoming sound resonates with smooth overtones. Coupled with mahogany, it responds well to the subtle nuances of your playing. The abalone rosette and rosewood binding nicely accent the warm color-tone top and body.
The Grand Auditorium design combines the width and depth of a dreadnought with a narrower waist. The 514-CE's sleek design yields a strong treble zing across the tonal spectrum and sharpens the definition of individual notes. This Taylor Grand Auditorium is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. The ultraviolet-cured finish on the 514-CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
- Grand Auditorium body
- Venetian cutaway
- Tropical American mahogany body
- Western red cedar top
- Abalone soundhole rosette
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Taylor Expression System electronics
- Ebony fretboard
- Small pearl dot fretboard inlays
- Indian rosewood headstock overlay
- Indian rosewood binding
- Ebony bridge
- Tusq nut and saddle
- Chrome-plated Taylor tuners
- Elixir light gauge strings with Nanoweb coating
- 25-1/2" scale
- Adjustable truss rod
- 1-3/4" width at nut
- 20 frets
- Scalloped X-bracing
A guitar made to let you speak through your fingers. Call or click and start talkin'.
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Comments about Taylor 514-CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (2011 Model):
Taylor Guitars are world renowned for a reason. Quality, price, and sound. My 514ce plays like buttah and sounds like heaven. Whether I'm recording, performing live, or unplugged, there is nothing this guitar can't handle. The Mahogany and Cedar are probably the most beautiful combination for looks and sound. Warm, full and unbelievably responsive. For fingerstyle music, there is probably no guitar better suited at this price. You will definitely play better with this guitar. Bob Taylor has nearly perfected the art of luthiery. Pro's all over the world, in all genres of music, use Taylors.