Our flagship Grand Auditorium now boasts even more sonic delights with the addition of our groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture. The classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence, and high-range sparkle, but V-Class bracing elevates that tone to new heights. 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. Standout material features include 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.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Auditorium Shape - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Indian Rosewood Body Wood - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Venetian Cutaway - is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Specifications Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Highlights Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing V-Class Truss Rod Cover West African Ebony Pickguard Rosewood Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Pale Non-Figured Maple Top Finish Gloss 4.5 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size 2014 800 Series Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss 4.5 Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Abalone Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest no
Neck Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Element Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Ebony Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/2"
Peghead Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding West African Ebony Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling Maple Headstock Overlay West African Ebony Peghead Inlay Element Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other Bridge Pins West African Ebony with Abalone Dots Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim Indian Rosewood