Taylor 814ce Builder's Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar With Case
Builder’s Edition 814ce
The 814ce has long been considered the quintessential Taylor guitar thanks to
its classic rosewood/spruce tonewood pairing in tandem with Taylor’s flagship
cutaway Grand Auditorium body style. Together, the rich tone, musical versatility
and signature playability have given players a refined workhorse tool for many
different playing styles and musical applications. Now, we’re bringing the 814ce
to our Builder’s Edition collection, further enhancing its performance virtues with a
suite of premium craftsmanship details.
Among the suite of material refinements are a soundboard upgrade from solid Sitka
spruce to a carefully matched four-piece top of solid Adirondack spruce. The high-
end craftsmanship reflected in the Builder’s Edition philosophy acknowledges the
evolving future of the world’s forests, where a great soundboard will require careful
woodworking joinery to utilize smaller sizes of the high-grade timber preferred for an
heirloom instrument. The artful craftsmanship yields a high-quality soundboard and
displays a beautifully consistent grain structure.
Additional comfort-enhancing woodworking details that distinguish this edition from
its standard-model counterpart include an elegantly sculpted beveled cutaway for
effortless high-register access, along with a beveled mahogany armrest that provides
a smooth surface for the player’s strumming arm. Other refinements include nuanced
alterations in the taper of the body, a modified V-Class voicing, and a subtle alteration
to the gloss finish. (This is the only Builder’s Edition model to feature a gloss finish
to highlight the beautiful contouring of the body.) The back and sides boast a Kona
Other premium appointments include Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold, which offer a
highly precise 21:1 gear ratio, a contoured Curve Wing bridge (exclusive to Builder’s
Edition models), alternating maple and black top purfling with rosewood edge trim,
and a rosewood pickguard. The Builder’s Edition 814ce ships with ES2 electronics
and a deluxe brown hardshell guitar case.
- Body Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Finish: Enhanced Gloss with Kona shaded edge-burst back and sides.
- The first Builder’s Edition guitar featuring gloss finish highlights the beauty of the contours on this amazing instrument!
- Tuners: Gotoh 510 21:1 Ratio in Antique Gold
- Armrest: Beveled Ebony
- Cutaway – Sculpted Beveled Honduran Rosewood with effortless high fret access
- Bridge – Curved wing to match other exclusive Builder’s Edition Enhancements