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Taylor Guitars Taylor 314ce Electro Acoustic V Class Bracing Natural

Code: Taylor 314ce Electro Acoustic V Class Bracing Natural
  • £1,849.00
  • RRP £2,219.00
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Taylor 314ce Electro Acoustic V Class Bracing Natural 

Looking for a premium quality solid wood guitar for live work? The Taylor 314ce Electro Acoustic, V Class Bracing is perfect for the more serious and professional player that craves a superb tone with a high-end appearance to match.


Fitted with Taylor's 'New Sonic Engine' (V Class Bracing), the 314ce is able to project more volume, more sustain, and also improves intonation greatly. Additionally, a grand auditorium body provides an idyllic all-purpose guitar with an incredibly versatile response to a wide variety of techniques.

The Taylor 314ce also features a Venetian cutaway which adds to the guitar's incredibly comfortable playing experience, while offering easy access to upper frets. This stunning Taylor Electro Acoustic comes equipped with ES2 electronics, capturing the Taylor's dynamic properties via its innovative behind-the-saddle construction.

Sitka Spruce & Sapele Construction

The Taylor 314ce features a solid sitka spruce top that yields a crisp, articulate tone with a broad dynamic range, projecting a bright attack and superb clarity. Sitka's versatile nature allows it to accommodate a wide range of genres and playing styles, perfect for lighter picking styles to more aggressive strumming patterns. The Taylor's sonically-versatile solid top is accompanied by solid sapele back and sides which produces a well-balanced and consistent tonal output. Sapele shares many of the same tonal properties to mahogany, including its strong, focused mid-range. Furthermore, sapele also projects a stunning top-end shimmer while being perfectly suited to numerous genres and techniques.

V-Class Bracing

Taylor's brand new bracing pattern was designed by Andy Powers, only featured on select 2018 models from Taylor, classed as the 'new sonic-engine'. Bracing a guitar reinforces the overall structure and prevents its from collapsing under string tension, as well as enhancing the guitar's sound. This specially designed V-class bracing improves the 314ce's sonic-performance by adding more volume, more sustain, as well as improving intonation greatly, resulting in notes being more in-tune with each other for a truly beautiful sound. Furthermore, in any position up and down the fingerboard, each note is true, full, and consistent, with each note being in complete harmony with one-another.

Tropical Mahogany Neck & Ebony Fingerboard

Constructed from tropical mahogany, the 314ce's neck offers quick and dynamic response with a punchy, distinct tonal output. In addition, the neck has a satin finish for a smooth performance up and down the neck while preventing the likeliness of sticky 'gig-hands'. Furthermore, the neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that adds a bright attack, superb sustain, and plenty of bite to the guitar's overall sound. Lastly, the fingerboard is sprinkled with small Italian acrylic gemstone inlays for added elegance to its stylish yet classic acoustic appearance.

Grand Auditorium Cutaway

With a grand auditorium cutaway body, the Taylor 314ce provides a versatile performance, equally-suited to both fingerpicking and strumming techniques. In addition, the grand auditorium body offers a full low-end, a focused, present mid-range and sparkles on the treble tones. Its unique and individual voice projects an impressive amount of balance across the tonal spectrum, producing a clear, well-defined tone. The Taylor's overall presence also fits beautifully well into a live mix, perfect for stage work, studio settings, as well as composing musicians. The 314ce's body size falls between bold, brash dreadnought shapes and grand concert sized guitars, resulting in an incredibly versatile instrument that accommodates numerous techniques and genres with equal ease. This well-rounded, all-purpose electro acoustic also provides a comfortable playing experience due to its medium sized body and comfortable curves. Lastly, its Venetian cutaway profile also provides added comfort whilst offering easy access to upper frets and more challenging chords, enabling the player to perform more technical skills in more challenging positions with incredible amounts of ease.

Expression System 2

The Taylor 314ce comes equipped with a built-in expression system 2, perfect for the performing musician. This special design features an innovative behind-the-saddle construction that picks-up the Taylor's natural dynamic properties and projects them beautifully. The Expression System 2 features three pickup sensors, the location of these sensors enable more acoustic dynamics to be captured, resulting in an exceptional amplified tone and a superior response to each nuance of a player's individual style. Its Expression System 2 combined with Taylor's 'professional audio' preamp allows the player to simply plug-in to an amplifier, PA system or directly into recording software, faithfully capturing and projecting the 314ce's stunning yet natural tonal properties. Furthermore, the 314ce also features three soft-touch rotary controls, allowing the player to accurately shape their amplified tone with ease, perfect for live, studio, and rehearsal settings. In addition, a player is able to adjust the bass, treble, and volume, perfect for experimenting with the Taylor's amplified tone to find a sound that suits an individual's musical style. These discreet controls are also easy to use and by rotating the controls back and forth. A player will feel a small bump that indicates the middle position of the control, meaning the control is turned off, and the centre point on the volume control indicates half of the highest amount of volume.


Body & Bridge

  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Material: Solid Sapele
  • Body Type: Grand Auditorium Cutaway
  • Bridge Material: West African Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back/Sides Finish: Satin
  • Binding: Black
  • Rosette Size: 3-Ring
  • Stain: Medium Brown Stain to Back/Sides/Neck

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Tropical Mahogany
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Material: West African Ebony
  • Fingerboard Binding: Black
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
  • Nut Material: Black Graphite
  • Scale Length: 25.5 ''

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell - Brown
  • Electronics: ES2 (Expression System 2)
  • Controls: Bass/Treble/Volume

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