The Grand Auditorium remains a signature body shape for Taylor guitars such as this one. The 114ce-N also has a Venetian body cutaway for unlimited access. Constructed using superb quality tonewoods and featuring excellent onboard electronics, the 114ce-N is a nylon-string electro acoustic guitar that produces an all-round, well-balanced range of tones.
Taylor have shaped the 114ce-N to the trademark Taylor Grand Auditorium profile with a Venetian cutaway. The cutaway allows for complete access to all the frets, plus it looks neat. To deliver a great range of tones, Taylor have been meticulous in selecting the right tonewoods to do the job.
Layered walnut makes up the back and sides and is accompanied by a Sitka spruce top. From deep lows to crisp highs blended by the walnut, the guitar's voice sings out with sheer clarity thanks to the Sitka Spruce soundboard. The two tonewoods work brilliantly together for a well-balanced output.
As you would expect from a Taylor guitar, the playing feel is just sublime on the 114ce-N. A tropical mahogany neck is firmly joined to the body via a scarf joint. Topping the neck is an ebony fingerboard that hosts 20 frets with 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays as a guide.
Taylor have employed D'Addario Classical Pro-Arté Carbon Hard Tension strings on this model. These have carbon treble strings and Dynacore composite core bass strings, and Taylor say these blend "the musicality of a traditional gut string with a richer, louder modern voice that players will love".
To amplify this magnificent nylon-string guitar, the 114ce-N is equipped with the ES-N onboard electronics. The ES-N is an under-saddle transducer with a specifically-designed preamp to suit the sound of nylon string guitars. The preamp features standard controls to tweak your tone to suit your playing needs. The positioning of the transducer ensures the guitar's natural voice is played out beautifully.
Hardware and Finish
The Taylor 114ce-N is fitted with a reliable tusq nut and saddle, working alongside the nylon chrome tuning machines for totally accurate string tuning.
The guitar comes in a Natural finish with a layer of varnish for added protection. A three-ring rosette decorates the soundhole along with black body binding for a neat visual aesthetic. Taylor include a convenient gig case with each purchase, so taking your guitar from one place to the next couldn't be easier.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 2017 114ce-N Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Walnut Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups ES-N Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Nylon Chrome Scale Length 25-1/2 inch Binding Black Nut & Saddle Tusq Bracing Nylon Bracing
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