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Taylor 814ce Blacktop Special Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar - Blacktop


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Serial Number: 1205123046

Newly consolidated with the 814ce DLX, our flagship Grand Auditorium retains all of its sonic power with new features devoted to a smoother playing experience and updated aesthetics. In this 814ce, the classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence and high-range sparkle, elevated to new heights by V-Class bracing. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. New features include a radius-style rosewood armrest and smoked nickel tuners, along with 800 Series standard appointments such as a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.


  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Binding: Rock Maple
  • Armrest: Radiused, Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Tuners: Smoked Nickel
  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Nut: Black Tusq
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Electronics: ES2 Expression System
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Lights (.012-.053)
  • Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony w/ Green Abalone Dots
  • Case: Deluxe Brown Hardshell