Taylor 514CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Perfect for fingerpickers and songwriters, this 514ce features a warm red cedar top and Taylor's Expression System electronics with onboard tone controls.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Western red cedar top Smooth and mellow, round sound
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
V-Class bracing V-shaped design; excellent projection and sustain

A Western Red cedar top brings extra warmth and responsiveness to this popular mahogany Grand Auditorium cutaway, a perennial favorite among fingerstylists and singer-songwriters alike.

Grand Size
The Grand Auditorium size 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 finger-picking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.

Express Yourself
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.

A Great Finish
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. This ultra-violet cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.

Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium

Back & Sides: Tropical American Mahogany

Top: Western Red Cedar

Soundhole Rosette: Hawaiian Koa

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Small Pearl Dots

Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Binding: Indian Rosewood

Bridge: Ebony

Nut & Saddle: Tusq

Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners

Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating

Scale Length: 25-1/2 in.

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4 in.

Number of Frets: 20

Bracing: V-class

Finish: Gloss

Cutaway: Venetian

Electronics: Taylor Expression System

Body Width: 16 in.

Body Depth: 4-5/8 in.

Body Length: 20 in.

Overall Length: 41 in.

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 514ce-2018

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (23 ratings)
Submitted October 28, 2004 by a customer from kci.net

"Taylors are World Renowned for a reason."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I'll never sell or get rid og this guitar except to replace it with another. There is a reason why so many of the world's best players use these guitars.
Full and responsive. Great bass and perfectly balanced high's and mid's
Well appointed. Rosewood binding, Koa sounhole all top notch.
For the money, nothing comes close to Taylor quality.
Best for the money. Nothing compares. I'll buy another easily.
Manufacturer Support
They take care of their customers like royalty.
The Wow Factor
I already own one of these beauties. I'd buy another Taylor in a heartbeat

Musical Background:

Active Musician and recorder

Musical Style:

Acoustic fingerstyle and folk music
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