The Grand Auditorium is still one of Taylor's most popular body frames for the acoustic guitar. The new left handed version of the 114ce has a Grand Auditorium profile with a Venetian cutaway. Built using excellent materials, the 114ce is a superb guitar that responds to all musical styles making it a great all-rounder to have in your collection.
The Grand Auditorium body shape was first introduced in 1994 and has remained the first choice for many musicians because it is so multifaceted. The left handed 114ce also has a Venetian cutaway, offering not just a clean sloping appearance but also providing full access to the neck.
Sitka Spruce is nearly always the choice of tonewood when it comes to making a Taylor acoustic, and this remains true in the 114ce. The top is reinforced with forward shifted pattern bracing which helps the guitar to sing with clarity and volume. The back and sides of the 114ce are made up of layered walnut, an exquisite tonewood which produces a versatile tonal range with deep lows, a punchy midrange and crisp highs.
The Taylor patented sapele neck has a narrower 1 11/16 inch nut width, facilitating those big bar chords and faster playing methods. An ebony fingerboard tops the neck and is home to 20 frets, and of course you have full access to these thanks to the body's Venetian cutaway. Each fret movement is guided by the 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays.
The guitar's natural voice is transferred beautifully via the Expression System 2 pickup. This pickup is like no other due to its unique positioning behind the saddle. It has three individually calibrated sensors, this means that each note can be accurately and clearly heard. The pickup and Taylor's custom-designed "professional audio"-grade preamp work together to give the 114ce its excellent acoustic tones. Tweak your sound using the simple controls for Tone and Volume.
Tuning stability is superb thanks to the chrome tuners fitted to the headstock. The Tusq nut and Micarta saddle also provide durability and enhanced sustain.
The natural body finish comes with matching neat appointments such as a three-ring soundhole rosette, black pickguard and black binding. Carrying the 114ce is made easy as Taylor include a lightweight protective gig bag with each one.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 2017 114ce Walnut Left Handed Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Walnut Neck Material Sapele Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome Scale Length 25-1/2 inch Binding Black Nut & Saddle Tusq/Micarta Pickguard Black Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern
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