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Taylor 500 Series 514ce Limited Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular Shaded Edge Burst 

(Shaded Edge Burst)  Sku #J47802000001000

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Special tonewood combo and gorgeous appointments, plus high-quality electronics will make this a guitar that impresses for years to come.

This Taylor Limited Edition Grand Auditorium is brimming with custom aesthetics and offers a custom wood set at a fraction of the price of a custom guitar. It features solid granadillo back/sides, a solid Western Red cedar top, and a mahogany neck. Appointments include shaded edgeburst back, sides and neck, sapele binding, single-ring sapele rosette in interlocking “fishbone”-style pattern, Italian acrylic Mini Diamond fretboard inlays, full-gloss body, Venetian cutaway, and Taylor nickel tuners. The guitar features a limited edition label, comes with Expression System 2 electronics and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

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. Think of the top as a speaker driver. It's also one reason why the sounboard bracing architecture is important - it helps orchestrate the movement of the top and the voice of the instrument. The back and sides help flavor the overall sound. Western Red Cedar is less dense than spruce, resulting in a beautifully warm, played-in sound. It's midrange bloom adds complexity to a guitar's tone. It responds best to a lighter picking/strumming attack. Granadillo is informally considered a type of rosewood. Sonically, it's comparable to Indian rosewood, but it's harder and denser, yielding an additional bell-like ring. The wood has been used traditionally for marimba bars because of it's clear, full, ringing tone.

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, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and suppor

FEATURES
Body 
Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Top wood: Solid Western Red Cedar
Back & sides: Solid Granadillo
Bracing pattern: Taylor Performance Bracing with Relief Rout
Body finish: Gloss (top), Shaded Edge Burst (back and sides)
Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Solid 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: Taylor Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Special Edition Label; Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD-Light Gauge Strings
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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