This deluxe-edition 814ce takes a best-selling Taylor model to even greater heights. The 814ce’s evergreen appeal comes from its impressive musical versatility, along with recent internal voicing upgrades that boost the warmth and produce a richer low-end response. The 814ce Deluxe sports a trio of additional premium enhancements: Adirondack spruce bracing that turbo-charges the tonal output; a beautifully rounded rosewood radius armrest for adding playing comfort; and Gotoh 510 tuners, which feature a 21:1 gear ratio for an ultra-smooth tuning experience. This is a fantastic choice for a discerning player looking for a high-performance guitar that can cover a mix of strumming, flatpicking and fingerstyle. Premium details include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a smoky ebony fretboard, and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Shapes - Grand Auditorium
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Top Woods - Sitka Spruce
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Body Woods - Indian Rosewood
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Electronics - Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Cutaways - Venetian Cutaway
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: 2014 800 Series
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding: Maple with Rosewood Insert
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Abalone
Neck Width: 1-3/4”
Fretboard Inlay: Element
Fretboard Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Heel Cap Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2”
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: Indian Rosewood