Taylor 414ce-R Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Feature: What it does:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes
V-Class bracing V-shaped design; excellent projection and sustain
Indian rosewood back and sides Articulate mids, big lows and smooth highs
- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Indian Rosewood
- Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class bracing with relief rout
- Body finish: Gloss
- Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
- Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Renaissance
- Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional-Audio-grade
- Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass, Active Treble
- Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
- Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel Tuners with Nickel Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Teflon-Infused Graphite Nut
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 414ce-R-V
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782
(2 ratings)
Submitted July 25, 2019 by Ed M in Harrisville, WV
"My second Taylor"
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Ok, my first Taylor is a 214CE Koa wood. I absolutely love it and there is nothing else I can say.Now my second Taylor, the 414CE-RV.Fit and finish is absolutely flawless. Can't find one single flaw.The action is very good right out of the box. The ebony fretboard is just a joy to play. The tuners are very good as well as the graphite infused string nut. That is cut perfectly. They keep the instrument in tune very well.Now the tone, well I have to say honestly it was very bright sounding and sort of thin with the stock Elixer strings. The nlow end was almost non exsistant and the mids were scooped a lot. The highs were pretty bright. I was sort of disappointed.Then I changed the strings to Martin 740's PB and it improved the tone some.I then replaced the string pins with Taylor abalone dot ebony pins and some how the lower end started to return. Baffles me for sure. I think that as this guitar breaks in some and opens up a little it will be a very balanced sounding guitar.Now as for this V bracing... I really don't hear any difference between my X braced 214 and this V braced 414. Both sustain, resonate and produce the same volume.I have A/B'd them quite a bit now and if Taylor is betting their future on this V bracing, well I just don't know. Not that it makes the guitar sound bad at all I just don't hear all these supposed improvements Taylor claims.
Musical Background:
been playing for 54 years
Musical Style:
country, rock, blues, jazz
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