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Taylor 314 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

With its Grand Auditorium body shape, bright-sounding Sitka spruce top, and warm African mahogany back and sides, the Taylor 314 is a fingerpicker's dream. (22) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Taylor 314 Guitar Natural
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Grand Auditorium body shape Full bass and articulate highs; great for singers
African mahogany back and sides Warm tone; open midrange
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble

Product Description

The Taylor 314 acoustic guitar combines North American Sitka spruce with African mahogany in a Grand Auditorium body shape. The sound is exceptionally pronounced in the midrange and treble -- making the Taylor 314 a fantastic fingerpicker's guitar. The 314 model is a totally classic acoustic guitar design, with no cutaway or onboard electronics to get in the way -- just gorgeous tonewoods in a beautiful Taylor body shape.

Great Wood Combination

The African mahogany in the back and sides of the Taylor 314 imparts a warm tone with a wide and complex midrange. This tone is balanced by the bright and snappy tone of the North American Sitka spruce top. As a result, the 314 is a great guitar for players who need exceptional articulation in fingerpicking or chordal playing. The mahogany sides also draw the eye with their beautiful grain and light satin finish.

Grand Auditorium: Taylor's Most Popular Body Shape

The body on the Taylor 314 is a full-size Grand Auditorium style. This is Taylor's most popular body shape, combining the 4.625-inch depth of a Dreadnought and the slightly deeper side curves of a Grand Concert. Combining elements from these two styles, the Grand Auditorium body proves equally versatile to strumming and fingerpicking styles. It has a warm but unobtrusive low end, balanced perfectly to its super clear midrange. The Taylor 314 is 16 inches across at its widest point with a 25.5-inch scale neck length.

Homegrown Excellence

The Taylor 410 is made from start to finish in the USA, at Taylor's state-of-the-art factory in El Cajon, California. If you ever find yourself in the San Diego area, stop on by the factory for a tour and a firsthand look how the Taylor 410 and all its amazing siblings are made. You'll be astounded!

Features:

- Grand Auditorium body shape
- African Mahogany Back and Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Sapele Neck and Heel
- Scalloped, X-Brace-style bracing
- Black Fiber Binding
- Ebony Fretboard Wood
- Large Pearl Dot Fretboard Inlay
- Indian Rosewood Headstock Overlay
- Black Bridge Pins
- Tusq Nut and Saddle
- Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
- Indian Rosewood Truss Rod Cover
- Hard Case included

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- Back & Sides: African Mahogany
- Top: Top Sitka Spruce
- Soundhole Rosette: Wood Fiber
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Large Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Black Fiber
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bracing: Scalloped, X-Brace
- Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4-5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Overall Length: 41"

Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAY 314

Product Description

The Taylor 314 acoustic guitar's Grand Auditorium shape provides the perfect canvas for the striking appearance and warm tone of African mahogany.

Strong Rhythm

The warm tone and open midrange of African mahogany balances the bright and snappy characteristics of a Sitka spruce top. The resulting combination provides the perfect guitar for strong, rhythmic playing styles.

Grand Size

The Grand Auditorium body shape combines the width and depth of a Dreadnought with a narrower waist. Its sleek design yields a strong treble zing across the tonal spectrum and sharpens the definition of individual notes. The Grand Auditorium is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.

Fit and Finish

The finish used to create this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Taylor 314 Grand Auditorium Acoustic"
Overall: Upgraded from my Taylor 110 to this model and am very happy I did. I use it for primarily fingerstyle playing and it is a beautiful sounding, all solid wood guitar(spruce/mahogany/ebony) for a reasonable price that didn't break the bank. Setup out of the box was per usual with Taylor Guitars: perfect neck relief and standard string height. I did sand down the saddle to lower the action a bit (about 1/64th") and switched out the Elixer strings with some D'Addario lights..(my own personal preference).Now it's perfect. I like the Grand Auditorium shape better than a full dread.....is a little more comfortable to play for me. Very happy customer.
Style of Music: Fingerstyle blues, acoustic rock, classical
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Overall: This guitar is absolutely beautiful in everything it has to offer. The overall construction of this instrument is perfection. It's heavy enough to not feel cheap, and light enough to be comfortable. The Elixir Strings that come on the guitar compliment the tone extremely well. Very driving bass tones as well as a beautiful treble. The thing is LOUD. It projects very well and the notes and chords sustain for days. Fingerpicking sounds great and open style chords sound fantastic as well. I'd been drooling over this ad for months before deciding to make the purchase and I'm extremely happy that I did. In short, do yourself a favor and buy this now!!
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Indie, Acoustic
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