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Taylor 714ce LTD Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar, Blackheart Sassafras and Lutz Spruce

Taylor 714ce LTD Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar, Blackheart Sassafras and Lutz Spruce

Used - Mint

Regular price $2,845.00 USD
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This is Stunning Taylor 714ce LTD Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar, with the Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras and Lutz Spruce construction and finish

A New Taylor Hard Case is included

Striking blackheart sassafras back and sides are paired with a Sitka spruce top give this cutaway Grand Auditorium a truly unique look, along with a voice that responds well to the nuances of the player. The tone profile of sassafras yields a mix of low-end warmth, woodiness, and focus with treble sparkle, and responds well to each player's individual style. The chameleon-like properties of the woods, plus our Advanced Performance bracing, together add even greater breadth to the versatile Grand Auditorium body, making this a guitar that will respond well to nearly every type of player. The appointment package includes rosewood binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, an abalone rosette outlined in rosewood, mother-of-pearl Heritage Diamond fretboard inlays, and a pickguard-free top. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics

Grand Auditorium

Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Taylor's signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

An original Bob Taylor design introduced in 1994

Full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings

Our most popular shape and a good place to begin your search

Our most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker's guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA's overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won't let you down.

Blackheart Sassafras

Origin: Tasmania

Used On: Limited Editions, Custom Models

Goes Well With: A variety of playing styles. It can be a bit of a chameleon in that its tonal personality tends to reflect the player. A person might bring out more of a mahogany sound, or rosewood, maple, walnut or something else depending on the playing approach and the body style of the guitar.

Blackheart sassafras is an exotically beautiful variation on the more common sassafras tree that's native to Tasmania. The "blackheart" distinction refers to dark, dramatic striping in the otherwise blond-colored wood, which is caused by fungi that form in the heartwood of the tree. Its tonal properties give it a truly unique sonic personality compared to other tonewoods. It blends some of the dry, woody response of walnut or mahogany; the note separation and focus of maple or myrtle; and the top-end overtones of rosewood.

Lutz Spruce

Origin: Northwestern North America

A naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce, Lutz grows in climate zones between where Sitka and White spruce are found. (Sitka grows in more coastal areas, while White spruce thrives in interior regions.) Lutz has is considered very adaptive within those microclimates, which can yield properties that are superior to either species alone.

In terms of acoustic response, Lutz blends the positive characteristics of Sitka and White spruce and its close cousin, Engelmann spruce. The Lutz that Taylor uses for the 500 Series tends to exhibit characteristics of Adirondack spruce. The result is powerful sonic horsepower that translates into strong volume, projection and tonal richness.

Goes Well With: Most playing styles. Players with a lively attack will enjoy the tonal output and headroom.


- Scale Length 25-1/2"
- Pickguard None
- Tuners Taylor Nickel
- Strings Phosphor Bronze HD Light
- Body Width 16"
- Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
- Number of Frets 20
- Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Body Length 20"
- Body Depth 4 5/8"
- Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- Grand Auditorium Shape
- Lutz Spruce Top
- Blackheart Sassafras Back and Sides
- Tropical American Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- V-Class Bracing
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 1-3/4" Nut Width
- 15" Fretboard Radius
- Douglas Fir and Herringbone Top Trim
- Rosewood Binding
- Abalone "Reflections" Fretboard Inlays
- Ebony Bridge
- Graphite Nut
- Expression System 2 Electronics
- 4 lbs 9 oz.
- Made in El Cajon, California, USA

This guitar went from the factory to their authorized refurbisher, where it received a full multi-point inspection and expert setup - it is ready to play! No visible repairs were necessary, and no modifications were made except the back of the headstock was stamped USED. I acquired this guitar from the refurbisher, and there has been no other owner. This LIKE NEW guitar has not been played except for setup and testing.

Check-out the videos on YouTube and more information on the company website. This is a Great guitar at a Great Price!


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