With it’s sitka spruce top and solid African ovangkol back & sides, the Taylor 414E Electro Acoustic Guitar is equipped for a wide range of playing styles, and the Expression System electronics are the icing on, an already rather tasty, cake.
The Taylor 414E Electro Acoustic Guitar utilises Taylor’s signature, and most popular body shape, grand auditorium. With proportions that has sitting in-between a dreadnought and a grand concert, this shape is particularly versatile, delivering equally to both flatpickers and fingerstylists. The guitar has also been given a Venetian cutaway to open up access to the upper frets.
With the grand auditorium shape in place, the Taylor 414E Electro Acoustic Guitar has been constructed with a sitka spruce top and solid African ovangkol back & sides. Strengthened with a Taylor’s Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout, which also enhances tone and flexibility, the sitka spruce top of 414E offers a loud, bright tone with emphasised bass and trebles. Balancing this out are the solid African ovangkol back & sides, which, although similar to rosewood, offers a fuller mid range. The top is gloss finished, while the back & sides have been satin finished. A white binding and a tortoise pickguard finish things off nicely.
Joined to the body of the Taylor 414E Guitar is a satin-finished tropical mahogany neck. Topping this is a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with progressive dot inlays, sitting between a Tusq nut and saddle.
Amplifying the natural sound of the Taylor 414E Electro Acoustic is Taylor’s own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp pairing, the Expression System. Comprised of a Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp this setup uses an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system to ensure the warmth and natural tones of the Taylor 414E are retained when being amplified. What’s more with the Expression System being built by Taylor it works seamlessly with their guitars. Controlling the electronics is easy with a set of non-intrusive controls, made up of a volume, bass, and treble.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 414E Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Ovangkol Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners Scale Length 25-1/2" Binding White Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Tusq Rosette Three Ring Pickguard Tortoise Truss Rod Adjustable Bracing Scalloped, X-Brace Included Accessories Taylor Hardshell Case
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