*Taylor Custom 414ce-R V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric, Shaded Edge Burst
SpecIal Edition 414CE-R Custom V-Class - Shaded Edge Burst
A truly amazing instrument, this custom 414CE-R V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric features many custom elements artfully incorporated by Taylor Guitars' Master Guitar Designer, Andy Powers. Along with Taylor's innovative V-Class bracing, together, these features deliver much more than the sum of their parts. For everyone from pros to hobbyists, they make the playing experience more expressive, inspiring and fun. The volume, the sustain, the "in-tune-ness" of the instrument and its high-fidelity sonic detail combine to deliver a new level of player experience. Indian rosewood is one of the most popular and musically expressive tonewoods in the world, and paired with Sitka spruce produces a rich and detailed sound. Taylor's Grand Auditorium shape and rosewood's balanced, broad sonic range and complexity - and of course Taylor's renown playability - result in a guitar that will be a joy to play in a variety of scenarios for a lifetime.
The 414ce V-Class Special Edition Grand Auditorium instrument comes with a deluxe hardshell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
Premium features on this custom 414CE-R Special Edition Grand Auditorium include an abalone rosette, "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays with matching peghead inlay, Shaded Edge Burst (top), gold hardware, grained ivoroid binding and V-Class bracing. Taylor's V-Class bracing is a fundamental innovation in acoustic guitar design. It marks an important evolution beyond traditional X-bracing, introducing an entirely new platform for acoustic performance. It is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation (in-tune-ness) issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off". They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience. Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. Other benefits: harmonics ring more uniformly down the neck, notes are louder with more projection and sustain, and notes are more consistent, i.e., upper register notes don't get choked out or swallowed. Fewer "sour" sonic qualities exist with chords; a more agreeable relationship is created between notes as they ripen, bloom and decay.
- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Number of Strings: 6
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Bracing: V-Class
- Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Top Wood: Sitka spruce
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: "Engraved Victorian" fretboard inlays with matching peghead inlay
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Tuners: Taylor Gold
- Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Number of Frets: 20
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Buttons: Gold
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
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