Our 900 Series stands out as our most luxurious class of rosewood guitars, blending a raft of tone-enhancing details with premium aesthetic features. The 914ce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium boasts V-Class™ bracing, which functions as a new sonic engine for the guitar. Not only does it enhance the volume and sustain, it also changes the soundboard movement in a way that improves the guitar’s natural intonation, or “in-tuneness.” The result is more power in the upper register and more harmonic agreement between all fretted notes, which helps chord voicings sing like never before. Players who love the deep lows and sparkling highs of rosewood will appreciate how well behaved the overtones are as notes bloom. Premium features include a beveled ebony armrest that makes your picking/strumming arm more comfortable, along with Gotoh 510 tuners, whose 21:1 gear ratio allows for precise tuning. Refined appointments include ebony binding, our Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in paua and pearl, a paua rosette with koa and ebony purfling, and paua/koa trim along much of the body and neck. All V-Class guitars feature a black graphite nut and a new guitar label that bears the signature of master guitar designer Andy Powers.
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 - 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 None Number of Frets 20 Tuners Gotoh 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 West African Ebony Top Finish Gloss 3.5 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish Gloss Rosette Size 2014 800 Series Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss 3.5 Armrest Binding West African Ebony Backstrap Wood Match Binding Rosette Mat. Paua Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest yes
Neck Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Ascension 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 Koa Headstock Overlay West African Ebony Peghead Inlay Ascension Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other Bridge Pins West African Ebony Buttons Gold Fingerboard Ext Koa/Paua/Koa Edge Trim Koa/Paua/Koa