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.
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.
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover West African Ebony
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"
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
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 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
Bridge Pins West African Ebony with Abalone Dots
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim Indian Rosewood
*Models are subject to change without notice.